Accessibility

Click here for SQIFF 2023 events and see access measures for each event.

Below is a list of access measures we are providing during SQIFF 2023. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions at all. We have team members who can get back to you directly to discuss your access requirements.

Pay What You Can Sliding Scale Tickets – In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof/ID. We just ask that you are honest! Please find the ‘What Should I Pay?’ guidance here.

Wheelchair Access Including Accessible Bathrooms – The CCA and Bonjour have access for wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues. This includes wheelchair accessible toilets on each floor, level access at the front entrance, and lift access to all public areas (CCA). For Bonjour, all areas can be accessed by wheelchair. The entrance, bar area and toilets are all step free. There is a single step down from the bar area to the lounge area with a portable ramp. Please note the Quiet Space is held at the CCA Clubroom, which has a slightly narrow entrance way, find more details on the CCA’s Accessibility Guide here.

English Language Descriptive Subtitles – All films have English language descriptive subtitles.

BSL-English Interpretation – All our events will have BSL- English interpretation. We will also have BSL-English interpreters at the box office before events and for socialising after events. If you require to sit near the front to access the interpreters, please let a SQIFF team member know.

Live Captioning (speech-to-text) – All our events will have live captioning. If you require to sit near the front to access the interpreters, please let a SQIFF team member know.

Induction Loops – Induction loops are available at the CCA Box Office and in all event spaces we are using at CCA. Please be aware that to access the Induction Loop in the upstairs CCA Theatre space you need to seat near the front.

Audio Description – We have audio description available for some of our film programme. Headsets can be collected from the SQIFF team when you go into a screening. Film screenings with audio description are marked in the brochure.

Lights for Screenings – The lights will be slightly up during all screenings and people are welcome to come and go during events as they need to. Disposable ear-plugs will be available. These can be collected from the Access Table at CCA or at the Bonjour entrance before an event.

Support Animals – Support animals and service animals such as guide dogs are welcome at CCA and Bonjour.

Quiet Room – There is a designated Quiet Room on the 2nd Floor of CCA that will be open from at least half an hour before the first event each day until after the last event of the day starts. Please note this space is held at the CCA Clubroom, which has a slightly narrow entrance way, find more details on the CCA’s Accessibility Guide here.

Comfy Seating – Comfy bean bags are available in all event spaces at CCA. Seating can be reserved on request, please email us at [email protected] for this.

Face Masks – We ask that you wear a mask if possible and please don’t attend the screening if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with a confirmed case. FFP2 masks will be available for free around the CCA and Bonjour.

Content Notes – Content notes for films are available to download from www.sqiff.org, mentioned in each event page where applicable, and will be read out at the start of events. Content notes can be downloaded here, with a printed version available during the festival.

Access Notes (notes on loud music, sudden sound effects, fast editing, or flashing lights) – Access notes for films are available to download from www.sqiff.org, mentioned in each event page where applicable, and will be read out at the start of events. Access notes can be downloaded here, with a printed version available during the festival.

Audience Travel and Access Fund – We have an Audience Access Fund that can support any audience member with costs to be able to attend our events (ie. travel or childcare costs). Please get in touch by emailing [email protected] or speak to our team at the festival if you require this. You do not need to give a reason for accessing the fund.

Access & Support Team – Our Access & Support Team will be available to answer any questions you have about films, live events, and access measures between 11am and 11pm every day of the Festival. You can contact them by emailing [email protected] or by phone on 07873 331 036. The team will be available at our Access Table at the CCA entrance.

Brochure Large Print – A large print version of the brochure is available at the CCA Box Office.

Brochure Text Only Version – Text-only version of the brochure are available. Click here for a plain text programme, and click here for a large print plain text programme. 

Brochure Audio Version – A audio versions of the brochure is available here.

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