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Strike a Chord: Bringing Broadway to a Deaf Audience

by Rob Palazzolo
Broadway

CC-BY-S.A.-3.0, Matt H. Wade, at Wikipedia

The Broadway stage is a feast for the senses. But what if one of those senses--like hearing--was not there?

That is where the organization Hands On can help. They use sign language to translate the shows for deaf and hard of hearing audience members. Beth Prevor is the director of Hands On. She said a lot of theaters want their deaf audience members to feel welcome. 

"It's always been that the theaters that have been interested in providing these services have been wanting to provide those services because they want to provide," said Prevor. 

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