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Communication accessibility

The festival shows will be accessible for people with sensory diversity

The 70th edition of the Mérida Festival will be fully accessible to people with sensory diversity, run by the company Audiosigno, with the collaboration of Fundación CB and Ibercaja.

The communication support services that will be offered free of charge to the public are:

Magnetic loop for people with hearing aids
(hearing aid or cochlear implant)

It is a sound system that transforms the audio signal into a magnetic field, this is captured by the hearing aid and converts it into a clean and noise-free audio signal. The magnetic loop will be permanently installed in the area of influence indicated in the following map and will be available at all Festival functions. Simply, whoever needs it must indicate it when purchasing their ticket for the area of influence enabled for the magnetic loop.

Live audio description for people with visual disabilities

It is a communication support system for blind or visually impaired people. Through individual audio receivers, the user hears a voice-over describing the relevant visual content of the play. The purpose of this service is to provide information about the spatial situation, gestures, attitudes, landscapes, clothing, etc. People who want to use this service must indicate it at the Festival box office and they will be given the receiver (on loan) to listen to the audio description.

Live subtitled for people with hearing disabilities

It is a computerized system that transcribes oral information into a written medium. The user who wishes can follow the live subtitling of each work through their Smartphone or Tablet, or through the screens placed next to the stage. To access the subtitling through a digital device (Smartphone or Tablet), you must scan a QR code with a link to the live broadcast of the subtitles. The QR code will be provided to the spectator both at the box office and at the entrance to the venue.

Vibrating backpacks

One of the ways that best allows deaf people or people with hearing loss to enjoy music is vibration. Music can be transformed into vibration in several ways. Vibrating backpacks, for example, record the frequencies of music and transform them into vibrations that can also be regulated, allowing their users to choose the intensity with which they want to enjoy each song. Along with the backpacks there are also headphones, lights that illuminate to the rhythm of the music and other systems that help facilitate accessibility at concerts. Since 2013, Subpac has been developing proprietary touch audio systems that combine hardware, software and advanced technology to deliver deeply immersive, nuanced bass with resolution and range far superior to other brands on the market. Available on the indicated days and upon request to the information telephone numbers.

Touch tour

Always on demand, the audio describers also carry out a Touch Tour of each work for those who are blind or visually impaired who request it.

This activity consists of a guided tour prior to the accessible performance, where you can touch the elements of the set and costumes, and walk around the theater stage listening to detailed descriptions of the show.

The audio description, subtitling and vibrating backpack services do not require a specific location, the area of influence is the entire theater, so the viewer can choose their ticket for any area of the venue. The user service telephone numbers (calls and WhatsApp), intended for those people who need general or specific information about the accessibility services offered by Audiosign during the festival are: 687 659 875 and 628 667 256.