ISAN Outdoor Arts Toolkit

Throughout the summers of 2008 and 2009, Attitude is Everything worked in partnership with ISAN (Independent Street Arts Network) to make Outdoor Arts Events accessible to Deaf and disabled people. In 2010, the Access Toolkit: Making Outdoor Arts accessible to all was launched at the National Theatre by Sir Tony Hall, the Chair of the Cultural Olympiad and Paralympian Ade Adepitan.

“I had to think about how to make performances artistically accessible, as well as how to make different types of event sites truly inclusive. It meant that I had to be really imaginative about some of the solutions suggested, but at the same time, make sure that they were cost-effective.”

Suzanne Bull, CEO, Attitude is Everything

This groundbreaking piece of work has been awarded an Olympics Inspire Mark because it has been judged to have the potential to make real and lasting impact on nationwide celebrations leading up to the Games.

Packed with examples of measures which events organisers can take to meet the requirements of Deaf and disabled audience members at outdoor arts festivals and events; including marketing, transport, site layout, the range of access services that can be offered and ideas about programming.

The ISAN Access Toolkit focuses on practical, achievable measures and highlights examples of good practice from case studies of 4 existing festivals. It also contains guidelines on practical issues, useful contacts, and will help you to understand your obligations under the Equality Act.

Click here to download the Access Toolkit PDF

ISAN Access Toolkit: Making outdoor arts events accessible to all