TOUR DE MOON’S APPROACH TO ACCESSIBILITY
Tour de Moon Ltd understands its responsibilities in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Equality Act 2010 which require that service providers make reasonable adjustments to avoid the exclusion and discrimination of d/Deaf and Disabled people. However, we also approach accessibility using the Social Model of Disability: understanding that people are ‘dis-abled’ by the barriers they encounter when engaging with environments and experiences. We therefore take care to consider how our work might unintentionally exclude d/Deaf and Disabled people and we work to remove barriers wherever we can.
We’ve worked hard at Tour de Moon to make our events accessible to as many people as possible. We are working with Theatresign, Stagetext and MyClear Text to make our events accessible to d/Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences, and with Vocaleyes for blind and partially sighted audiences. Audio introductions for Moon Experiences will be available online.
You are welcome to use ear protectors or sunglasses inside any events if they help you to access the experience comfortably.
Venues for Tour de Moon events have step-free access and accessible toilets in the building or a MobiLoo Changing Place toilet nearby. Ask a steward if you need directions to the nearest accessible toilet.
The locations of Changing Places Toilets for local areas can be found at Changing-Places.org
The only exception is Moon Experiences, the nearest accessible toilet facilities for which can be located using the map on site.
Evacuation chairs will be available at the following venues: African Caribbean Centre (Moon Talks, Leicester); 2Funky Music Cafe (Moon Music, Leicester); World HQ (Moon Music, Newcastle); former Laura Ashley - Units 7, 8 & 9 Hanover Buildings (Moon Experiences, Southampton).
On Saturdays, BSL interpreters and live subtitles will be available for the afternoon and evening events.
On Saturday evenings, BSL interpreters will be available for Moon Music live bands and DJ sets.
For the Tour de Moon Afterparty on Saturday evenings, BSL interpreters will be available for live music.
The stewards for Moon Experiences are available to assist you. Stewards have received Vocaleyes training in guiding for blind and partially sighted audiences and basic audio description skills.
An Audio Introduction for Moon Experiences is available here.
Due to the nature of the event, we are not able to provide live subtitles for Moon Experiences. Instead, scripts and short synopsis of the short plays will be available on site.
On Saturdays, BSL interpreters will be available on the hour, every hour, to go through Experiences with you if you need BSL interpretation.
Our short film screenings have subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at every screening and audio description is available in Experiences screenings. Please ask a steward to assist you with audio description.
Our Moon Games venues have great accessibility features, and we want to welcome everyone to participate in our sports activities.
If you need any additional assistance or if there is anything you would like us to be aware of before your visit, let us know right away and we will work on finding the best solution to support you. Send an email to email@example.com.
If your group already has ways that you experience sport that are specific to you, let us know so that we can try and accommodate your requirements. If you want to bring a BSL interpreter, please let us know. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.