Accessibility

At SQIFF 2019, we plan to continue challenging barriers to LGBTQIA+ people with intersecting identities attending film events. We will have an Access Coordinator available to contact with any queries and to discuss your needs. Measures we will have in place include:

Downloadable, text-only, and large print versions of our Festival brochure.

An audience travel fund available for anyone who otherwise could not afford to attend events. This can be used towards public transport costs or taxis or equivalent where needed for access or safety reasons.

Venues with good access for wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues including wheelchair accessible toilets.

Assistance Dogs welcome in our main venue, the CCA.

All or the vast majority of films will have English captions or subtitles to make the Festival more accessible for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences.

We will have BSL interpretation available for extended introductions, Q&As, panel discussions, workshops, and socialising.

Induction loops will be available at our main venue, the CCA.

We will have audio description available for several screenings. We will also list all films screening in the English language and provide notes on relative accessibility of these for blind and partially sighted audiences.

We will have large print versions of hand-outs available.

Gender-neutral toilets will be available at our main venue, the CCA.

We will have several screenings around an hour or less in duration for those who cannot sit or concentrate for long periods of time.

We will have comfy seating (bean bags) available for those who require this.

quiet space will be available at our main venue, the CCA.

Content notes will be available to indicate any potentially distressing subject matter.

We aim to create a generally safe and inclusive environment at our events and ask people to respect each other and be sensitive to the diversity of identities which exist within LGBTQIA+ communities. If you feel unsafe at any point, please feel free to speak to a member of staff.

Our access measures are a work in progress and we will update and improve the above as we can and dependent on funding and resources.

Please contact info[at]sqiff.org if you have any questions or feedback about accessibility at our events.

SQIFF 2018 BSL trailer

Our BSL trailer was created this year by Turtlear, a Glasgow-based company supporting the Deaf community to have greater access to the arts. Click here for more details about Turtlear.