The Difference Engine is Talking Birds‘ discrete new tool for making performances and events accessible to deaf, hard-of-hearing or partially-sighted audience members by delivering captioning or audio description direct to their own mobile devices.

It has been developed by artists, for artists – we made the Difference Engine* because we wanted to give more people the chance to access experimental, outdoor, small scale or immersive performance.

Find out more about how it might improve accessibility for you on the Audience or Companies pages.


*we named the Difference Engine after Charles Babbage’s 1822 computer.