We want to increase the number of audio description and amplified sound headsets we have to enable more people with sight and hearing loss to come to Phoenix and enjoy cinema.
Everybody deserves the whole story but for people with a sight or hearing loss, the cinema isn’t always the most accessible place.
There is a way to make coming to the cinema easier and more enjoyable.
We have an infrared system in both Screen 1 and 2 which allows people with a sight or hearing loss to use a personal headset to hear the film audio described alongside the action in the film or to hear an amplified dialogue track.
We want to increase the number of headsets we have so we can cater to more people including guide dog groups, social groups and special educational needs school groups. We would like to buy 26 new headsets costing £72 each and have our existing headsets fixed or improved with new ear caps.
What we’ll deliver:
- Buy 26 new infrared headsets
- Buy new ear caps for our 16 existing headsets
Why it’s a great idea:
At Phoenix, we don’t want disability to be a barrier to enjoying film and work hard to embed accessibility at the heart of all we do. We would really appreciate any help you can give us in making film more accessible to people with a sight or hearing loss in Leicester.
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