The 2024 Adelaide Fringe Accessibility Guide is here!
Mon, Feb 5 2024
Adelaide Fringe is excited to announce the launch of our 2024 Accessibility Guide, a key step in our ongoing commitment to inclusivity and diversity, we understand the importance of making our events accessible to all members of the community. This comprehensive guide is a testament to that commitment and a continuation in our journey to become the most inclusive and accessible festival in the world!
The 2024 Accessibility Guide offers detailed information on accessible performances and support services available throughout the Fringe season. This includes Audio Description, Auslan interpretation, Relaxed Performances, Tactile Tours, Open and Closed Captioning. We're dedicated to assisting individuals with a range of accessibility requirements, ensuring they can navigate and enjoy the Fringe with ease.
In our continuous efforts to enhance accessibility, some key features for Fringe 2024 include updated accessibility icons for better communication with audiences, support for the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower initiative across festival venues and box offices, and specialised training for customer service staff and volunteers. This training covers Autism Awareness, Human Guide techniques, Deaf Awareness, and support for Hidden Disabilities Sunflower wearers.
Furthermore, we have introduced visual communication boards and hearing loops at box offices, accessibility videos, and social stories for additional venues. A significant addition this year is the Adelaide Fringe SACARE Carers Lounge at Rymill Park, catering to a range of needs including child and adult changing, feeding, and sensory requirements. We also continue to offer complimentary Companion Card tickets for all events and have ensured that quiet spaces are available at Adelaide Fringe managed events.
The detailed venue accessibility information is not only featured in our official Fringe Guide but also integrated into our website listings. To assist our venues in providing accurate details on accessibility, we're providing extra information during the registration process.
Heather Croall, Director and CEO of Adelaide Fringe, sums up our ethos perfectly: "The Adelaide Fringe is a celebration of arts and culture that belongs to everyone. With the launch of our 2024 Accessibility Guide, we're taking a significant step towards creating an environment where all members of the community can experience the joy and excitement of the Fringe. Accessibility is not an afterthought but a key component of our festival planning."
The Accessibility Guide is available in multiple formats, including in print and online, ensuring it is accessible to all. We have also updated the Adelaide Fringe website with new and improved accessibility filters, making it easier for everyone to navigate and plan their festival experience. We invite everyone to explore what Adelaide Fringe has to offer and join us in a celebration that truly belongs to everyone.