A free networking and sharing day for the Deaf and Disability arts sector takes place Monday 29th November 2010 hosted by The Deaf Cultural Centre (Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ).

I’m doing a presentation about OLILI the digital platform  that I have in development. It will enable access information to be found easily online and will crowdsource knowledge and information from people themselves contributing.

It has the potential to change the way companies view and address access information and most importantly how companies view and treat us Disabled and Deaf people as customers.

Julie McNamara portrait featured in the Who's Who series

Tanya Raabe visual artist who will be talking about her work including Revealing Culture: HeadOn an artwork and research which “exploring identity, and disability culture, in contemporary portraiture and the nude.” Delving into public art collections on display in Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern to devise a visionary portrait of disability culture, while creating ten new portraits of disabled cultural figures, past present and future.

The sittings for these portraits will take place in Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern over the next 12 months and will be open to the public to watch and question both the artist and the sitter.

Fight Face presented with interactive captioning

Gemma Fairlie and Sophie Woolley from Tin Bath Theatre Company on creative digital captioning with their latest production FIGHT FACE. It

“is remarkable for its innovative design, which includes a new form of captioning that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to follow both the dialogue and sound effects. Every aural reference onstage has a visual representation in the AV design.

The system has been created through a collaboration with AV designer Douglas O’Connell, animator Steve May and stagetext teacher Alex Romeo. Together with Gemma Fairlie they created captions that were an integral part of the design and atmosphere of the show.”

TAKE; a dance in the park celebrates live outdoor performances

Rachel Freeman from Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company on work with disabled dancers in Hong Kong, China and Cambodia.

Based in Shrewsbury they are an inclusive dance company featuring disabled and non-disabled artists of all ages.

More info on Jam Tomorrow:

Date: Monday 29th November 2010 10 – 4pm [BSL interpreted]

Jam Tomorrow Two – an open event for artists and organisations working Deaf/disability arts, or those looking to programme or develop more Deaf/disability arts.

Hosted by the Deaf Cultural Centre based in Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ. [Lunch and refreshments provided].

Interested? Contact:
Alison Breadon, Arts Officer alison.breadon@deafculturalcentre.com
0121 450 7766 (voice) 07540 127 514 (mobile) 0121 246 6101 (text phone)
They also request you provide  name and organisation (if relevant), and any access needs they need to know about in advance.