Shortlisted 2019 - Innovation Award

**DIFFERENCE ENGINE SHORTLISTED FOR THE STAGE INNOVATION AWARD 2019**

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.

 

This video shows the mobile version of the Difference Engine, which we have made for outdoor and/or promenade settings: used here to provide captions to people experiencing Talking Birds’ headphone audiotour of Spon End, ‘Walk With Me’.


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