We’re asking music fans to support the campaign by looking at the website of their local venue or festival and checking to see if it has any access information. If not, or if it could be improved, then we’d like you to signpost them to our advice and guidance and encourage them to sign up to Access Starts Online.
@venuename adding access info to your website is easy, check out #AccessStartsOnline: www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk/accessstartsonline
@venuename access info is crucial for disabled music fans, sign up to #AccessStartsOnline: www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk/accessstartsonline
@venuename great to see access info on your site, add some detail with #AccessStartsOnline: www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk/accessstartsonline
It’s important to say that Access Starts Online isn’t about shaming venues with limited access information, but helping them to improve so they can welcome more disabled music fans.
Our State of Access Report revealed that 1/3 of all venue and festival websites offer no access information, and that this is even more significant with small independent venues, where 2/3 offer no info for disabled music fans.
Access information is absolutely crucial for disabled audiences to be able to determine whether they can buy tickets to a gig or festival, and the physically inaccessible venues have even more of a responsibility to detail their access facilities.
Just 8% of disabled people are wheelchair users, so knowing whether there are two steps, or two flights of steps could be the difference between attending or not. Disabled music fans want to know whether they can find a find a toilet on the same level, watch the show from a seated position, or bring a personal assistant free of charge.
We understand the constraints that small venues have in terms of time and money, so we created guidance and a template for access information to support Access Starts Online and make improving access information easy.
WeGotTickets are fundraising for Attitude is Everything throughout March, giving their customers the option of making a small donation whilst buying tickets, which helps us to improve live music accessibility and more Deaf and disabled people to enjoy their favourite gigs and festivals.