Expanding Deaf access to the arts and artistic outlets, through design, promotion, education, compliance planning, and dynamic facilitation and interpretation.


The LotuSIGN Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) community, is devoted to establishing and extending access to the arts, including music festivals, theater and other commonly unsupported settings.  Operating locally, nationally and internationally and staffed by master interpreters, compliance experts and creative organizers, the Institute serves as a bridge between the stagers of events, the artists on stage and the traditionally marginalized DHH community.  The Institute practices Right Action in expanding access to creative, inspiring and exciting artistic endeavors by de-mystifying compliance requirements, mentoring and training performance interpreters and nurturing the growing realization within the community that equivalent experiences are both widely possible and overdue.

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 Services provided include corporate consultations, definitive compliance advising, conference organization, educational presentations, performance demonstrations and workshops, accessibility design, safety and egress planning, organization of event volunteers, coordination with artists and stage managers, performance interpreting in American Sign Language, promotion and support of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) artists and businesses, and facilitation of creative exchanges between the DHH community and organizers, promoters, vendors and artists.

LotuSIGN Institute:  Festival Access Consultation