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12 Days of Christmas for Hearing Loss

Let’s take a look at the 12 Days of Christmas with a hearing loss theme. Our friend Gloria Pelletier helped us craft this song.

HoH HoH HoH! Sing along with us… 

HoH = Hard of Hearing

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Open Captions with the Salt Lake Acting Company

This week Hearing Loss LIVE! welcomes Natalie Keezer, Accessibility Coordinator for the Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), to talk about their open captions showings.  Every play run, they have one night of open captions. She talks about how to fund captions and why it’s the right thing to do.

Natalie Keezer has a Master of Arts Degree in Theatre from Idaho State University and is a graduate of The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Training Program in Los Angeles. She relocated to Salt Lake City in 2014 and is inspired by the amazing theatre community in Utah. Natalie loves working at Salt Lake Acting Company and is incredibly grateful to be involved in the important work that is being done there.

If anyone is interested in attending an open-captioned performance at SLAC, you can email Natalie at natalie@saltlakeactingcompany.org and mention Hearing Loss LIVE! for tickets.

Welcome back, with open captions!
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Open Captions for Live Theater

Nothing says welcome like open captions at live theater for those with hearing loss.

Our guest this week is our friend Vicki Turner, whose career as court reporter and CART provider began in 1980. Vicki founded Turner Reporting & Captioning Services in 2005 and soon after provided Las Vegas with its first open-captioned theatre performance. Her list of theatre captioning credits continues to grow. So does her passion for spreading awareness of the importance in providing accessibility. Vicki makes it possible for a person to fully participate in life experiences.