Special Final Works | Curs 2018/19

FADE / Ramón Lechado

Ramón Lechado / ESDAP Catalunya / Campus Pau Gargallo

As a graphic designer who is deaf, given that society around me does not cater for my needs and the deaf community does not have very good experience at public events, the question I am raising is:
how can we make events accessible for deaf people?
FADE has emerged as a solution to the linguistic and communicative difficulties the deaf community have when attending festivals, shows or events. FADE is a consultancy or social entity responsible for recommending and guiding associations, companies and organizations about conditions that favour accessibility and inclusion at venues. Deaf people can therefore act independently and not depend on anyone else’s help or presence.

These recommendations are reflected in a brand book that explains the main points to be taken into account in audio-visual and physical media or in any other element used in public space. In addition, in order to improve the interactive experience, there exists the app. This contains information on all events held that have FADE support, which are endorsed with guarantees certifying that the venues are adapted for deaf people. It also provides notifications in real time for up-to-date information on schedules and warnings of breaks or cancellations at the event in question.

It is, in short, a starting point for resolving a major need of the deaf community at events and for providing a more inclusive and accessible experience, with visual and oral communication and language for understanding what is happening

25 September 2019 | ESDAP Catalunya, Graphic design