Festival performances to include Auslan

The three Sunset Veranda shows The |Vegetable Plot, LEFT and Arr We There Yet included Auslan sign language interpretations for deaf and hearing-impaired people.

The scripts and content were provided to Auslan Stage Left so they could be interpreted before the show.

Auslan Stage Left provides Auslan interpreted theatre, training to interpreters and deaf consultants and productions in theatre interpreting.

Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano said the city had an access and inclusion plan and was trialling events for the hearing impaired.

“At these shows we will have a quality Auslan interpreter for those with hearing impairments,” Cr Italiano said.

“It’s a big step and we are proud to be one of the first to provide this service to our hearing impaired community.”