Whilst many festivals pay lip service to accessibility, Adelaide Fringe Festival has done quite the opposite. They have taken accessibility to the next level, wholeheartedly embracing people with disabilities. They have backed this up with a dedicated Access Manager, Loki Rickus who has actively promoted accessibility to the community. As a result, hearing and sight-impaired, as well as those with physical disabilities, will see that traditional barriers to attendance (be it virtually or physically), have been removed.

Loki says, ” Adelaide Fringe is committed to continually addressing the systemic barriers that people living with a disability and their support networks face. We strive to make your Fringe experience as welcoming and accessible as possible. “

Demonstrating just how welcoming they are to people with disabilities, here is a rundown of the resources they have provided for you:


http://adlfrin.ge/AG-AccessGuide

The Access Guide

The guide is easy to use, especially as you can change text size, use the Dyslexia Font as well as assistive keyboard navigation, and screen reader functionality. Click HERE for this fabulous guide.
A new feature allowing those with a Companion Card to book their Companion Card online.

adelaide fringe festival

Volunteers:

You are supported by a team of volunteers, who can help you find the event that is exactly right for you, with a dedicated booking number on accessibility. Call 08 8100 2089, or email access@adelaidefringe.com.au. Trained volunteers are also available at the box office during peak times too.

NDIS and your Support Worker:

Under social community and participation If your NDIS plan includes funds in your core budget, you can use this to pay for support during your visit. Thanks, NDIS!

When is it?

Adelaide Fringe Festival- An Accessible Experience, held every year, and in 2021, the event runs from 19th of February to 21st of March.

How to book:

Booking can be done in three ways.
1/ A dedicated call centre with trained staff who understand people with disabilities unique needs. Call this number 08 8100 2089
2/ Visiting their Box Office which has lowered counters and located at Rundle Mall, Bank SA Fringe Corner Box Office Rymill Park and inside Gluttony (Fringe Corner and Gluttony).

3/ Online, using the accessibility filters. The best part about booking online is their search filters which include:

  • Companion Card
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Sensory and learning disability filters where there is a relaxed performance and thus sensory reduced style event.
  • Audio descriptive events where you will be able to hear commentary and information on visual cues.
  • Auslan interpretative events
  • Open captioning
  • ESL
  • Hearing loop
  • Tactile tours (with touch and sound interpretation).

Go online and check it out HERE.

Companion Card:

The good news is that The Companion Card is now available, with a quick verification, you can be issued a Companion Card ticket when you buy a full price or concession ticket. Click HERE for the link

Accessible Parking:

To find dedicated accessible parking close to events, click HERE

What are you waiting for? Check out the fantastic creative artists and book your accessible experience!

Kerryx

 

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