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Access Performances-ASL Interpreted/Audio Description/Open Captioning

One Saturday matinee performance of each Center Broadway musical will be ASL Interpreted, Audio Described and Open Captioned. In addition, Friday Preview talks of most Center Dance presentations and select Family shows are ASL interpreted. Friday Dance Preview talks begin an hour before the performance.


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Audio Description

 

Audio Description – a live, verbal description of actions, costumes, scenery, and other visual elements of a performance that is broadcast to patrons via an assistive listening device. You can sit anywhere in the hall to utilize audio description. Recommended for patrons who are blind/visually impaired.

Audio Description provided by Audio Description Los Angeles.

 

Open Captioning

Open Captioning – a word for word transcription of what the performers are saying or singing. A digital sign is setup on the Orchestra level near door 1. We have seats available in all price levels (subject to availability). Recommended for patrons who are hearing impaired.

Open Captioning provided by c2 (Caption Coalition) Inc. 

 

 

ASL Interpretation

ASL Interpretation – American Sign Language. The interpreters stand in Orchestra near door 1 for Broadway shows. The interpreter placement for Family shows is normally house left and placement varies for the Dance ASL Preview Talk interpreter. We have seats available in all price levels (subject to availability). Recommended for patrons who are hearing impaired that understand ASL.

Broadway ASL Interpretation provided by Robert Sutton and Elizabeth Greene.
Family ASL Interpretation provided by Kelly Moskowitz.
Dance ASL Preview Talk Interpretation provided by Brian Jensen.
(ASL Interpreters are subject to change)

 

 

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Devices – Patrons with hearing impairments are encouraged to use Segerstrom Center's Sennheiser System for performances in Segerstrom Hall. These wireless, lightweight devices are available at no cost to those who wish to enhance the theater's normal sound level.Patrons may pick them up at the usher podium in the Orchestra level lobby of Segerstrom Hall or in the Orchestra Level Lobby of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

To obtain an assistive listening device and headphones, a driver's license or major credit card will be required and then returned upon receipt of the equipment at the end of the performance.  Please note: You may bring your own headphones/earbuds to use in place of our headphones for Segerstrom Hall shows. It just needs to have a 3.5mm stereo audio jack.

Induction Neckloops: If you have a hearing aid that is equipped with a t-coil, we have induction neckloops available that can interface with your hearing aid. Just ask the usher working the podium. You are welcome to bring your own neckloop. It just needs to have a 3.5mm stereo audio jack.

 

 

Binoculars

Binoculars are available at the usher podium on the Orchestra level lobby of Segerstrom Hall. To check out binoculars, there is an $8 charge plus you need to leave behind a major credit card/driver's license. Your credit card/driver's license will be returned to you upon receipt of the binoculars. 

 

 

Large Print Programs

Large print programs are available for free for Broadway and Dance performances on both the Plaza and Orchestra levels at the usher podiums. 

 

 

Sensory Friendly Relaxed

Sensory Friendly bags are available to check out for every performance on the Orchestra lobby of Segerstrom Hall and Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. They are also available to check out for shows in Samueli Theater. Each bag contains a stress ball, disposable earplugs and noise cancelling headphones to help patrons with sensory sensitivity enjoy the show. We also have sensory lap pads available to check out. These weighted pads can help patrons with sensory sensitivity relax during a performance. 



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