The Theatre Interpreter Initiative
16. April 2019
Even though in Slovenia, the deaf have the same rights as the hearing under the Constitution, it is usually very difficult for them to exercise their right to culture and access to cultural goods. The Theatre Interpreter Initiative is a response to this gap which introduces a series of theatre plays with an interpreter for the deaf into the Slovenian cultural sphere. The initiative is organised by the Ljubljana Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and is supported by the NLB in cooperation with four Slovenian theatres.
The long-term goal is to provide for appropriate quota of interpreters in all Slovenian theatres by introducing services that will facilitate the performance of the basic banking services for the deaf, thus ensuring their equal inclusion in the world of the hearing.