News and Events • February 02, 2020

Adelaide Fringe 2020

Deaf Can:Do is an Accessibility Partner of the Adelaide Fringe in 2020 for the second time, helping make the magic of the Fringe accessible to more people. How are we doing this?

  • We are running workshops to introduce both adults and children to Auslan.
  • We are teaching Fringe Auslan phrases to Fringe staff.
  • We have reached out to artists to encourage them to book an interpreter for their shows.

There are 30 shows which are Auslan interpreted this year!

Want to see a Fringe show that isn’t interpreted? Click here (for link to Deaf Community Video)

Deaf Can:Do are once again an Accessibility partner of the Adelaide Fringe festival and will provide Auslan/English interpreting services to 21 shows during the 2020 Fringe season. The upcoming Fringe season will also launch a very special partnership between Deaf Can:Do and the Duke of Brunswick hotel.

A first for a Fringe venue, every Adelaide Fringe show at the Duke of Brunswick will be accessible to the Deaf community. Deaf Can:Do supporter, Flight Centre South Australia heard about this commitment and is donating 100% of the funds needed to cover the cost of the interpreting services. In addition, Deaf Can:Do is facilitating Auslan (Australian Sign Language) training to Duke of Brunswick staff, giving them the skills to be able to communicate with Deaf people in their own language.

The Duke of Brunswick, which is already well known as Adelaide’s first 100% gluten free pub, having championed a number of community initiatives under their “Seriously Social” moniker, is over the moon to have this initiative as an Adelaide Fringe first.

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