More diversity at different types of events – it doesn’t hurt to ask or to inform

07.01.2019

Photo: The stage of the Sziget Festival can be seen between two wheelchair users on the podium.; Copyright: Timo Hermann | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

To the festival in a wheelchair? That's no problem now. Many festival organizers have set their sights on accessibility. Much to the delight of live music lovers and fresh air enthusiasts.

Better information content equals fewer obstacles

Photo: Barbara Fickert - movie loving blind woman - sits in a cinema hall with headphones; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

At least film festivals are relatively accessible. Apps such as Greta & Starks enable blind and visually impaired people, such as the moviel loving blind woman Barbara Fickert, to enjoy movies thanks to audio description.

Accessibility also promotes diversity in events

Photo: Judyta Smykowski; Copyright: privat

When it comes to accessible events, experts like Judyta Smykowski from ramp-up.me are probably the first point of contact. The Berliners not only have tips on places, speakers and accessibility, but also advertise for more information content.

Participation is a process but it doesn’t hurt to ask

Photo: Anne Hofmann; Copyright: private

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