Symposium on Disability and Accessibility

The EAD team is delighted to announce the symposium 'Removing barriers: disability and accessibility in the creative sector' taking place in Edinburgh on Saturday 18th May 2024.

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The event will be at Dovecot Studios, be free of charge and will include presentations on the Enhancing Audio Description project among other contributions.

The event is free of charge and will focus on different presentations, reflections and discussions on disability and accessibility within different creative spaces. We will be welcoming guest speakers as well as having a spotlight on the Enhanced Audio Description (EAD) methods, including an opportunity to listen to different examples and learn about the latest updates.


Time Activity
10.30–11.00am Coffee and Registration
11.00–11.30am Sonia Allori: Capturing sound and music in words - Using captioning as part of performance practice
11.30–12.30pm Emily Beaney: Fluid Borders: Creative Collaboration and Collective Care in Moving Image Practice
12.30–1.15pm Lunch
1.15–2.15pm Amble Skuse: Embodied Sound - Sounds Different to Me
2.15–2.25pm Comfort Break
2.25–3.25pm Aby Watson: A Dip into Disordering Dance: Riffing on Neurodivergent Choreography
3.25–3.45pm Coffee
3.45–5.00pm Enhanced Audio Description (EAD) Spotlight - Talk and demonstration
5.00–5.15 Closing Remarks

During the breaks there will also be a chance to experience work by artist Keith Salmon from his series Painting with Sound.

Accessibility information: The venue is wheelchair accessible with ramps, lifts and wide doorways. A hearing loop system is installed in the room and British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters will be available throughout the event. Furthermore, speakers have been requested to include visual descriptions in their presentations.

Book your free ticket here and if needed, email our for further information.

If you are unable to attend in person but would like to join the livestream please email so that we can send you the link once it’s ready. Also, if you are experiencing difficulties with booking your ticket, please email us, we will help.

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