Hollywood Fringe Events Accessibility Checklist
- Does your venue provide elevator or ramp access? Are there stairs that a patron may have to climb?
- What do accessible transportation routes to and from your venue look like?
- Is there accessible parking available?
- Is there wheelchair accessible seating?
- Are you going to do priority seating for patrons living with disabilities?
- Some patrons may need to be seated first for many reasons (visibility, acoustics, mobility), if possible, allow these patrons to enter the venue first
- Are there accessible restrooms for patrons?
- Have you confirmed all the above with your venue?
- Do you have clear instructions on how to participate in the event for those who may not be familiar with the digital technology you are using
- Do you have clear instructions for people to use accessibility features such as:
- Closed Captioning
- Video spotlighting
Hollywood Fringe Event Page Checklist
- List the accommodations available at the event on your event page
- Add an accessibility statement
- Consider adding contact information for a producer on the project that someone may contact with questions
- Check if there were any patrons that stated they need accommodations on the ticketing site
- Send an email to patrons 1 day before the event reminding them what accommodations are available and how they may confirm with you what they need when they arrive on site (at the box office? Somewhere different?)
- Disclose any specifics in your pre-event communications.
- Use of flash photography
- Any sort of strobe lights or flashing images (may cause seizures)
- Distinctly amplified sounds/music
- Whether or not interpreting services or closed captioning will be available at the event
- Whether or not you will be providing assistive listening devices
- All parts of your event, including off-site social activities, that may not be fully accessible
- Ensure that your actors/production crew know what accommodations they can expect, as well as the accommodations their audiences can! They should be wrapped into this plan as a central part of the team.
- Working with graphics? Think about universal design and how to incorporate those principals into your materials
- Consider offering your marketing materials and programs in alternative formats for those that may need it
Have any additional steps you think should be included here? Email [email protected] and we’ll add to the list!