2024
Emily Atkins
Industrial Design and Technology BA
Interaction
TheatricALL
Picture of current MIB team

Project Description

Accessibility in theatre, although beginning to improve over the years, still leaves a lot to be desired. It should be regarded as top priority for all people to have access to entertainment, and equal opportunities regardless of any additional access needs. Unfortunately, as people with access needs are considered the minority, they are not always prioritised. The current lack of accessibility often deters patrons from visiting the theatre in the first place. TheatricALL was designed to combat this. The app, for use by the patron, collects the users accessibility requirement information and passes it onto the theatre, in order for them to know what type of help they may need. When the patron arrives at the theatre, they can use the app on their phone to alert and communicate with the venue’s access host, by way of the pager.