ACCESSIBILITY AT PRIDEFEST 2022 EVENTS
PrideFEST is a festival which celebrates diversity of and inclusivity within our community. Everyone is welcome to celebrate their Pride in a safe, respectful environment.
In 2021, Pride WA worked with Living Proud’s Queer & Accessible Project to assist its events, in particular the hallmark Fairday and Parade events in becoming more accessible for patrons and participants with disabilities. This was a major step forward for Pride WA and we were excited to introduce new access enhancements to improve the experience for the disability community.
Pride WA intends to build on the learnings from 2021 and continue to support the disability community in making PrideFEST 2022 more accessible for them.
Planned measures include:
- Priority viewing areas for people with disability near the stage at Fairday and Parade. Of course, disabled patrons have a choice of whether they want to be in the priority viewing area or view the events with friends and family from other vantage points
- Auslan interpreters for hearing impaired at major events
- Audio description for visually impaired at major events
- Quiet spaces for persons with sensory challenges
- Accessibility Concierge at major events to assist disabled patrons
- Supplementary disabled toilets at Fairday and Parade, including at the Parade entrants’ marshalling area
More information will be available in the coming weeks on how to reserve a spot in the priority viewing areas. To avoid disappointment, bookings are strongly encouraged.