The Unconformity is committed to making our festival accessible and inclusive to all. We acknowledge the challenges in holding a site-specific arts event in a remote setting and are working to continually improve and striving to remove as many of the barriers to access that we can. Events on the website are marked with the following accessibility icons:
The event is universally accessible and includes an accessible bathroom. Events not marked with this symbol may have limited level access or may be wheelchair accessible but lack appropriate bathrooms. See individual event pages for detailed accessibility information.
Wheelchair accessible events include:
Event is friendly for those with sensory sensitivities. There won’t be any startling or loud sounds, flashing lights or bright lights focused on the audience, sudden blackouts or periods of complete darkness, and there will be no audience participation without consent.
Sensory friendly events include:
Language Is No Barrier
Events marked with this symbol can be engaged with meaningfully and enjoyed fully with or without a comprehensive understanding of the English language.
Events where language is no barrier include:
Visual Content Ratings
These symbols indicate what percentage of an event is visual content, helping audience members who are D/deaf, hard of hearing or for whom English is not their first language to decide if an event is suitable for them.
100% Visual Content Rating
Event contains no music or dialogue.
Events with 100% visual content include: West Coast Artist Commission
75% Visual Content Rating
50% Visual Content Rating
Aural Content Ratings
These symbols indicate what percentage of an event is sound-based, helping audience members who are blind or have low vision to decide if an event is suitable for them.
100% Aural Content Rating
Event is entirely sound-based with no visual component.
75% Aural Content Rating
Event is primarily sound-based with visuals secondary to the work.
Events with 75% aural content include: Sing Where You Are: Queenie Quoir
50% Aural Content Rating
If you have any questions about access at The Unconformity festival, please get in touch with us either via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 03 6471 1026.
You can contact The Unconformity through the National Relay Service:
TTY users phone 133 677
Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727
Alternatively, use the National Relay Service website
Companion Card holders are entitled to free companion tickets to The Unconformity festival events however bookings are essential to ensure capacity. Please call 03 6471 1026 or contact us via email at email@example.com to book.
Access and Inclusion Plan
We’ve outlined our organisation-wide accessibility goals and commitments in our Access and Inclusion Plan, which you can view as a PDF.
We recognise that everyone’s experience of disability and accessibility is unique, and that we won’t always get it right. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what we are doing well and what we need to improve. Contact us on 03 6471 1026 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are Assistance Dogs permitted in The Unconformity festival venues?
In line with our legal obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, all accredited Assistance Dogs are able to accompany their handler into all venues at The Unconformity festival.
Are Therapy Dogs permitted in The Unconformity festival venues?
Is there a dedicated quiet space at The Unconformity festival?
There will be spaces where patrons can go for a quieter experience of the festival, including the Reading Station.
Can I view the website in light mode?
To view the website in a simplified high contrast design, enable light mode by scrolling to the bottom of any page and toggling the light mode option.