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Accessibility

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Part of our vision as a festival is to make the arts more accessible, here are some resources that you can use to make your event accessible to different people. If you have any questions about the material on this page or would like to share information with us, please email [email protected]

Event Access Icons

You can download the event and venue access icons that we use when highlighting accessible events. Feel free to include this in your promotional materials.  

General Event Access Information

Here are some great resources that give an overview on making your event more accessible and explain how you can do it.

Unlimited's Demystifying Access Guide (Resource)

Attitude is Everything DIY Access Guide

Captioning Your Event

Listed below are links to different captioning services that you could work with in order to provide captions at your event. Providing captions will make your event more accessible to D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

The Difference Engine (Captioning Service)

Stagetext (Captioning Service)

Stagetext (Guide on Captioning)

Stagetext (Captioning Best Practice Checklist)

Shift Caption - add captions to your live Youtube or Zoom video 

A free work-in-progress app so you may encounter bugs/glitches.

Signing Your Event

Listed below are links to different BSL (British Sign Language) Interpreting Services that can interpret at events. Providing a BSL interpreter will make your event more accessible to D/deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences.

Performance Interpreting (Signing Service)

Just Sign (Signing Service)

Making Your Event Accessible to Blind Audiences

There are two main services you can offer to blind audiences when making your event more accessible. Below you can find out more from VocalEyes about adding Audio Description and Touch Tours to your event.

Vocaleyes (Audio Description Service)

Making Your Event Relaxed

Changing certain aspects of an event will make it more accessible to neuro-diverse audiences, and many of these changes can be made with little to no additional costs. These resources explain relaxed performances and how you can adapt your show to be suitable.

St John's 'Autism Buster' Fact Sheet (Resource)

Arts Professional - Planning for your relaxed performance (Article)

Venues

It is important that you inform Brighton Fringe of your venue’s accessibility.

If your venue or event(s) champions accessibility, you may be interested in being programmed into our 2020 Freedom Season. Please email [email protected] for more information. 

By law, you are expected to provide optimum accessibility around the limitations of the space. Refer to the Disability Discrimination Act at www.legislation.gov.uk

You can update your venue’s access information in Eventotron, within your venue's listing. Email [email protected] if you have any queries. 

Sunflower Lanyards

This year, Brighton Fringe will be recognising Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyards and encouraging Brighton Fringe venues to do the same. The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is a discreet way for adults and children with hidden disabilities to show that they need additional support or just a little more time.

Read more about the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme here.

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