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Wednesday, 1st of December, BBC2, 13.00

Sophia Wollschlager | 15:28 UK time, Tuesday, 30 November 2010

On today’s programme See Hear joins in the celebrations marking the 175th anniversary of the oldest constituted Deaf society in the world, Deaf Action in Scotland. John Hay has compiled a booklet chronicling the society’s history. We join him in Edinburgh to find out more.

 

For more information on Deaf Action, please click here  https://www.deafaction.org

 

 

We also join Deaf visitors on a trip to St Paul’s Cathedral. What does one of the most iconic tourist attractions in the capital have to offer the Deaf visitor? Production company, Remark, devised the media-guide that has recently become available for BSL users at St Paul’s. We go behind the scenes with them to find out what preparation goes into the production of the guides.

 

If you'd like to find out more about St. Pauls Cathedral and the new touchscreen multimedia guides, please visit  https://www.stpauls.co.uk

 

And we talk to performer Rainer Hersch. In 1997, after contracting a virus, he went suddenly and profoundly deaf in one ear. This summer See Hear met up with him at the Edinburgh Festival.        

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    I've used the multimedia guides provided at the Tate Modern, which are very informative and really interesting. However the major flaw is that there are not enough of works/paintings/sculptures that have BSL inscriptions. When I asked the staff none seemed to know where pieces were that were included in the guide, just to look out for certain numbers. a pity.

 

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