This ASL video details Access Measures at the Fringe Collective. Thanks to the folks at Deaf Spectrum for putting this together for us!
The ASL video above details Access Measures at The Fringe Collective. Thank you to the folks at Deaf Spectrum for putting this together!
Access at the Fringe Collective
The Toronto Fringe is committed to creating an inclusive experience for all patrons, staff, artists, and volunteers, including those with disabilities. We work with our community to identify, prevent, and remove barriers so that a fulfilling experience can be enjoyed by all.In that spirit, the following access measures are included in the Fringe Collective experience:
All livestream POSTSCRIPT presentations will feature ASL interpretation and live captioning.
All pre-recorded Fringe Collective digital content is required to meet the following basic accessibility standards:
- Videos are captioned.
- Transcripts, scripts, or detailed synopsis are available for all audio content.
- Documents are screen reader friendly.
- All digital images are provided with alternative text descriptions.
Please note that the Toronto Fringe is not typically an online content producer. We are learning as we go. If you have access needs, a question about accessibility, or suggestions for improving accessibility for audiences, please email Outreach Coordinator Senjuti Sarker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited: KidsFest Story Hour with ASL Interpretation
Join us on Saturday, July 11 at 3:00 pm for KidsFest Story Hour presented by Toronto Fringe staff, with ASL interpretation by Tekaliwatheta and Phoenix the Fire. This free event will be live-streamed with captions on the Toronto Fringe Facebook page. Thank you to Phoenix the Fire for creating the following video for us.
An ASL video regarding KidsFest Story Hour
ACCESS MEASURES AT FRINGE AND NEXT STAGE
The following list describes Access Measures at our typical in-person theatre festivals, and are for reference only.
Relaxed performances welcome patrons who may benefit from a less restrictive audience environment, including (but not limited to) patrons with sensory processing conditions, Autism, intellectual disability, or those with young children. Relaxed performances offer an introduction at the start of the show and have a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, including reducing extreme sound and lighting effects, leaving house lights on at a low level, and allowing patrons to come and go.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) & DEAF INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
Some shows will offer ASL and/or Deaf interpretation at select performances. Audiences using interpretation services are encouraged to make use of priority seating to ensure best sight lines. Information about best sight lines can be obtained at the box office prior to the performance. Where possible, ASL fluent volunteers are available prior to show start. Please email email@example.com for more information.
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES
Closed audio description improves access for blind and partially sighted patrons by providing a live verbal description of the visual elements of a performance (sets, costumes, and nonverbal onstage action) as well as pre-show notes. These performances require an earphone and receiver that can be obtained from the box office. Please identify yourself at the box office least 25 minutes prior to the performance start times to make use of this service. Support persons attend free however they must also be issued a ticket.