A new captioning industry group has been announced today.

The Australian Theatre Captioning Advisory Group (ATCAG) has been established to assist venues and production companies with knowledge and experience of  theatre captioning for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

ATCAG brings together a knowledgeable and respected group of industry professionals with a wealth of experience in the theatre and access industries, along with representation from the deaf/hearing impaired community.

With a shared commitment to access to the arts for people with a hearing loss, ATCAG aims to encourage and assist Australian venues interested in offering theatre captioning for patrons with a hearing loss by sharing combined knowledge and experience of the access service.

The Australian Theatre Captioning Advisory Group (ATCAG) comprises the following members:

Nari Jennings, ATCAG Chairperson  – Co-Founder of The Captioning Studio and Co-Creator of GoTheatrical! ™ theatre captioning technology.

Ricky Bryan, Marketing Manager, Canberra Theatre Centre.

Tim Dakin – Arts Access Officer, Frankston Arts Centre Melbourne.

Susan Daw OAM –  Convenor, Better Hearing Australia Canberra Branch, Hearing Impaired Patron, Captioned Performances Subscriber, Canberra Theatre Centre.

James Dipnall – Manager Visitor Services, The Arts Centre Melbourne.

Kay Jamieson – Executive Producer, Brink Productions, Adelaide.

Joanne Hartstone – Artist/Producer, Co-Producer  of Centre for International Theatre, Adelaide.

Steve Robinson – Venue Services Coordinator, Merrigong Theatre Company.

Lisa Scicluna – Marketing Manager, Melbourne Theatre Company.

Gillian Thompson – Marketing Manager, Frankston Arts Centre Melbourne.

For more information on ATCAG, please contact us at atcag @ captioningstudio.com

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