Whilst many festivals treat accessibility as an afterthought, Adelaide Fringe Festival has provided an extensive list of resources for people with disabilities. Here are our top 5 tips to make the most of this amazing festival, running from 19th of February to 21st of March.

Dedicated Access Guide

Pick up your Access Guide. The guide is easy to use, especially as you can change text size, use the Dyslexia Font as well as assistive keyboard navigation, and screen reader functionality. Click HERE for this fabulous guide.

FringeTIX Website

Setting a new standard for any other Festivals to replicate, their FringeTIX website allows you to filter for access needs, by using the accessibility filters. Their search filters include:
– Companion Card – There is also a new feature allowing those with a Companion Card to book their Companion Card online.
– Wheelchair Accessible
– Accessible toilet facilities
– Sensory and learning disability filters where there is a relaxed performance and thus sensory reduced style event.
– Audio descriptive events where you will be able to hear commentary and information on visual cues.
– Auslan interpretative events
– Open captioning
– ESL
– Hearing loop
– Tactile tours (with touch and sound interpretation).

Go online and check it out HERE.

So easy to use! https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix

A Dedicated FringeTIX Phone Line

Book through the FringeTIX phone line, a dedicated call centre with trained staff who understand people with disabilities unique needs. Call this number 08 8100 2089.

Trained Volunteers Who Understand Access Needs

Seek support from Festival access support volunteers, who can help you find the event that is exactly right for you. They are available on the dedicated booking number on accessibility. Call 08 8100 2089 or email access@adelaidefringe.com.au. Trained volunteers are also available at the box office during peak times too. Visiting their Box Office which has lowered counters and located at Rundle Mall, Bank SA Fringe Corner Box Office Rymill Park and inside Gluttony (Fringe Corner and Gluttony).

Book Your Accommodation Through Accessible Accommodation

We highly recommend staying at these two destinations:

North Adelaide Boutique Stays

North Adelaide Boutique Stays

North Adelaide Boutique Stays Accommodation has the ability to provide adaptable accommodation options for guests travelling with a family member using a wheelchair.
Their studio provides accessible accommodation for all people, ensuring there is no exclusion to any guests because of their special needs.

Accessible accommodation in the centre of adelaide
North Adelaide Boutique Stays

Summary of accessible features:
– Accessible Toilet Seat
– Electric Adjustable Bed
– Fixed Grab Bars
– Mobile Hoist
– On Site Disabled Parking
– Shower Chair
– Step-Free Access
– Step-Free Shower

From $175 a night. Make sure to use the Accessible Accommodation Online booking button to ensure the accessible room is reserved! Click HERE.

Quest On Franklin

Quest On Franklin

Their dedicated one-bedroom accessible apartments provide a comfortable living and dining space with a work desk separate from the bedroom. The well-appointed kitchen features an oven, cooktop, under-bench microwave, dishwasher, full-sized refrigerator & dining table for 4.
The bathroom features wheelchair-friendly facilities including fold down shower bench and a spacious vanity.
The two-bedroom accessible apartment consists of a dedicated one bedroom access apartment with an interconnecting non-access studio apartment providing two bedrooms & two bathrooms. Ideally suited to partial wheelchair users, walking frame or cane users.

From $219 per night Make sure to use the Accessible Accommodation Enquiry form to ensure the accessible room is reserved! Click HERE.

Why not end your Fringe experiences with a trip on a fully accessible houseboat?

Fully Wheelchair Accessible Houseboat -'Inclusion' At Houseboat Heaven
Inclusion Houseboat

Inclusion’ At Houseboat Heaven

Located in Renmark, ‘Inclusion’ At Houseboat Heaven in South Australia offers all the disability equipment you will need.
Rarely does an accessible accommodation become available that offers a unique experience with all the accessible bells and whistles. An accessible houseboat that is custom refurbished by a couple who worked in Disability service, this gorgeous accommodation offers a memorable holiday experience in comfort. Choose to have your houseboat piloted, or do it yourself.
‘Inclusion’ offers Five large private bedrooms with queen size beds that can come apart into singles for ultimate flexibility.
The Three Bedrooms have wheelchair access (extra wide 1300mm wide doorways).
Two standard Bathrooms and One large purpose-built wheelchair accessible bathroom that sets a high standard with excellent disabled facilities.
They also have available, at no extra cost, the following items, if required.
– Sling Lifter(BYO Sling)
– Two Electric hospital-style beds
– Commodes
– Shower chairs
– Safety Access Ramp

And there you have it! All the tools you need for a great Adelaide Frige Experience. Go there now: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/accessibility-at-fringe

Kerryx

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