Report Highlights: Exploring Accessibility in the Canadian Theatre Landscape (2020) is a booklet that presents findings from the May 2019 Report on Relaxed Performance (RP) research on RP training across Canada, co-sponsored by the British Council and Bodies in Translation.
Summarizing the first research on Relaxed Performance in Canada, the Report Highlights booklet engages interview, survey, and environmental scan findings to understand representations of RP and explore experiences and impacts of RP training across the country. The booklet relates the findings to disability arts and legislation such as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, or AODA, and Bill C-81: The Accessible Canada Act.
The results weave together a beautiful web of evidence synthesizing four broad domains: 1) experiences of and recommendations for training, 2) research and theory, 3) community building, and 4) policy.
Use the booklet to deepen your understanding and practice of access in theatre, or to learn more about creative ways that people are moving toward greater accessibility in the arts.
The Report Highlights: Exploring Accessibility in the Canadian Theatre Landscape booklet features large text, easy-to-read language, images, icons for visual communication, and alt text for easier access, and is available in English, French, and Spanish.
Download the full 2019 report here
Relaxed Performance: Exploring Access is a series of 3 videos in which arts practitioners from the UK and Canada explore the principles and practices of Relaxed Performance in the arts.
Access each video in ASL, LSQ, English Closed Captions (CC), French Open Captions (OC), and with extended audio description (AD).
What is a Relaxed Performance?
Qu’est ce qu’une représentation décontractée?
How do we incorporate Relaxed Performance in digital media?
Comment intégrer la représentation décontractée aux médias numériques?
What are the broader effects of Relaxed Performance on society?
Quels sont les effets plus étendus de la representation décontractée sur la société?
This video, in ASL, explores the question, what is a Relaxed Performance? Follow the links above to access each video in ASL, LSQ, English Closed Captions (CC), French Open Captions (OC), and with extended audio description (AD).
The Exploring Access videos are part of our larger Relaxed Performance offering which includes resources and materials for arts practitioners, arts organizations, scholars, and the public. Find these resources on the Access Activators website.
Co-produced by British Council, Tangled Art + Disability, and Bodies in Translation with the support of Canada Council for the Arts and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).