Developing Deaf audiences for film

02 Guide to British Sign Language for Cinemas

What are the key signs your cinema staff should know to be welcoming for Deaf audience members?

If your front of house staff are able to use British Sign Language, your cinema will be much more welcoming for Deaf audience members. We worked with VS1 Productions to produce these videos that cover the most common interactions with audience members. Please feel free to share these videos and use them regularly. You could hold a refresher of the key signs at the beginning of each shift to reinforce these lessons. Click here to see the full Youtube playlist.

The first video below covers the key signs for (click through for individual videos covering the topics):


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