We are currently working with Complicite, who are trialling the use of The Difference Engine to make their work accessible for audiences who are deaf or hard of hearing, through captioning to mobile devices (smartphones / tablets).
They are touring their new show, The Encounter – inspired by the book, Amazon Beaming – and this weekend the show will play at Warwick Arts Centre (Saturday 10th/Sunday 11th October), before going to the Barbican in London for a 6 week run, followed by Manchester and Athens. The show opened at Edinburgh International Festival in August and has since played to sell-out audiences in Switzerland and Bristol, receiving rave reviews in the national press.
The Saturday October 10th matinee performance at Warwick Arts Centre (2pm) will be Complicite’s first shot at using the Difference Engine, and we want to gather as much feedback as possible so that we can keep improving the experience and so that we can keep developing the tool. Tickets can be booked through Warwick Arts Centre and it would be great if you go and user-test, if you could get back in touch with us afterwards to let us know what you thought. Thanks.