RCP London Events, which hosts over 570 events per year at its London events venue and digitally across its virtual event platform, RCP Virtual, has launched a British Sign Language and live caption feature for those that require it.
Piloted at a series of events for the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf, the product is now available for use at all events being held at the venue, whether hybrid or virtual. The key benefits of the feature include: automated captions for pre-recorded content, automated captions for live content, human-generated captions for live events, live British Sign Language interpreters for live events and a live simultaneous translation app built into the platform for multi-language events.
There are 11 million deaf or hard of hearing people in the UK according to the Action on Hearing Loss and recent research from the charity, deaf and hard of hearing people are at increased risk of experiencing mental health problems.
The additional barriers they can experience on a daily basis can have an adverse impact on their mental health, including stress and frustration. These feelings can lead to anxiety and isolation which can exacerbate the challenges that deaf and hard of hearing people already experience. Increased deaf awareness and appropriate education can significantly reduce negative impacts on mental health.
RCP London Events’, Head of Commercial Events, Natacha Allen says: “We are delighted to be able to offer this necessary support for those attending conferences and events at our venue, whether in person or virtually.
“We’ve received some great feedback from the delegates who have used the new feature and we look forward to offering these services to our clients going forward.”
Meet RCP Virtual
We offer a range of virtual and hybrid event services to enable you to organise, run and manage your events.
The RCP hybrid event solution allows for any mix of virtual and physical attendance at your event. It gives you, the organiser, full flexibility with numbers, as well as a virtual event platform for those attending online, RCP Virtual.
Developed and launched in 2020, RCP Virtual is our in-house platform for virtual and hybrid events. RCP Virtual is fully customisable and brandable, and it can be scaled to meet any event requirement. Its unique features include networking and delegate interaction features, multiple streams and dedicated exhibitors’ areas.
Please contact us to arrange for a demonstration of RCP Virtual. We look forward to showing you all the packages and enhancements available to enable you to reach your audience in an impactful way.