AccesSibility

We welcome all locals and visitors to Ballarat Heritage Festival events, and we endeavour to make ever effort to ensure our programming is accessible for a wide audience.

Across both our website platforms and printed program, we have worked with the City of Ballarat Disability Advisory Committee and with out Industry and Community offerings to bring a range of accessible offerings to Ballarat Heritage Festival.

We have applied Universal Access Symbols throughout the programming to ensure ease of understanding our accessible offerings. If you wish to gain further accessible information, please contact the venue you will be attending to gain further understanding.

Program Download

Plan your heritage experience during May, download our full program* of events here, please see accessibility access as listed or not listed on each event.

* For further accessibility information per venue please ensure you contact the hosting venue for further information to avoid disappointment

Large Print Program Download

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Audio

Shows with this symbol indicate which shows are highly auditory and have low visual content, which can aid people who are blind or have low vision decide whether they can access a show.

Assistive Listening

The Assistive Listening Systems symbol indicates which venues provide hearing augmentation and amplification. Ensure you inform us when booking so you can be seated in the relevant area of the theatre.

Auslan Interpreted Performance

Auslan interpreted performances are for audiences who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and interpret dialogue and any text into Auslan, signing live.

Captioning

Captioning is available at selected performances, movies, TV shows and online. During the performance, presentation, forum or film, the captions are displayed on a screen, enabling the audience to read what is being said, without obstructing the actors.

Mobility

The wheelchair symbol indicates the even/location is wheelchair accessible. For further accessibility information per venue please ensure you contact the hosting venue for further information to avoid disappointment.

Community and Industry events - Please refer to program and website listing for information. * For further accessibility information per venue please ensure you contact the hosting venue for further information to avoid disappointment

Visual Content

No music or dialogue or all dialogue is open captioned.

Ballarat Local Accessibility Features Websites  

Accessible Ballarat Guide  

https://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/me/accessibility  

Feedback  

Ballarat Heritage Festival continually welcome your feedback to help us improve our access services across our event programing. Please call 5320 5500 or email events@ballarat.vic.gov.au if you have any queries or suggestions regarding accessibility for the festival.  

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