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When Accessibility Becomes Performance: Sign Language Interpreting in Music and Live Concerts as Performative Rewriting

Project description

Sign language interpretation for musical events

The deaf (sign language users) and those who are hard of hearing with English as their first language and may lipread and/or use hearing aids represent an underserved minority within our societies. Sign language translation is a specific practice that contributes to social integration. The EU-funded WABP project will focus on sign language interpretation in music to allow the deaf and hard-of-hearing to participate in musical performance events. Specifically, it will study the work of sign language interpreters-performers who transpose songs and live concerts into sign language. The project will identify how interpreters-performers incorporate nonverbal elements of a text like a rhythm or a timbre. WABP will also benefit sign language interpreters.


Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff
United Kingdom

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Wales East Wales Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00