Making the Causeway Coast and Glens accessible to all
The Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust (CCGHT) have recently worked with Direct Access to recruit local storytellers and sign language professionals, to translate six short publications into Audio Description and Sign Language videos.
These videos bring the stories of our landscapes and heritage to audiences with hearing and sight impairments.
The 13 videos will be launched on CCGHT’s Youtube and Facebook pages throughout May as part of Deaf Awareness Week.
This year’s theme ‘Coming through it together’ hopes to raise awareness of the isolation that can be caused by deafness, and to promote social inclusion and these videos hope to contribute to this.
To further support those isolated over the last year CCGHT will provide copies of the videos and booklets to ten Care Homes in the area.
The videos translate booklets about The Binevenagh, Causeway and Antrim Coast and Glens Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, flora and fauna, the Gobbins Coastal Walk, railways and the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site.
The videos are free for all and CCGHT encourages everyone to watch, listen and share.
Check out Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust on YouTube and Facebook to find the videos.
If anyone would like to speak about the videos or contribute to CCGHT’s consultation on improving accessibility in the outdoors, please contact Nikki Maguire at [email protected]