Accessibility

We try to make our events as accessible as possible for as many people as possible. Access measures we had in place at SQIFF 2019 included:

All events were either free or tickets were sold on a sliding scale. People could choose between free, £2, £4, £6, or £8. No ID or proof of circumstances is asked for. We just ask that people are honest about what they can afford and those who can pay more do so to support others being able to attend. Click here to find out more.

Click here to download a pdf of the SQIFF 2019 brochure.

Cick here to download a text-only Word document of the SQIFF 2019 brochure.

A large print version of the brochure was available at the CCA Box Office.

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

All our venues had access for wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues. Most venues also had wheelchair accessible toilets. Click here for our annual hub the CCA’s Accessibility Guide.

Assistance dogs were welcome in all venues.

All films screened with English captions or subtitles to make the Festival more accessible for D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, and neurodiverse audiences.

There was BSL interpretation provided at some events, and available to book in advance for all other events.

Speech to Text was provided at 2 events.

Induction loops were available at our main venue the CCA and several other venues.

Audio description was available for 4 screenings.

We provided a list of English language films and notes on the relative accessibility of all screenings for blind and partially sighted audiences.

Large print versions of all handouts were available.

Gender-neutral toilets were available at our main venue the CCA and several other venues.

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

There was comfy seating (bean bags) available.

A Quiet Space was available at our main venue the CCA.

Content notes were 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.

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

SQIFF 2019 BSL trailer