AEG's BST Hyde Park was recognised twice for its accessibility at today's awards in London, with SSE Arena Belfast, Deer Shed festival and TTF also among the winners
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The 500-cap. Albany, 10,000-cap. Motorpoint Arena and Reading Festival are among those recognised for their efforts towards better accessibility for disabled people
By IQ on 12 Dec 2016
Attitude is Everything today announced the winners of its inaugural Outstanding Attitude Awards, which recognise the venues and festivals that have created the most innovative solutions to improve accessibility for disabled and deaf music fans.
“Highlighting that no event is too small or too large to improve its accessibility,” the winners – all of which are signed up to the British charity’s Charter of Best Practice – range from “a 500-capacity venue in south London to one of the UK’s best-known outdoor music festivals. They are:
The Albany, London, for its video-based travel information: Shot via smartphone and hosted on the venue’s website, these short-form videos depict the real-time journey from the Albany’s three nearest railway stations for the benefit of all attendees, including people with mobility impairments
“The Outstanding Attitude Awards are proof that all live music events, regardless of size and resources, can think outside the box and become more inclusive to a wide spectrum of disabled audiences,” says Attitude is Everything CEO Suzanne Bull MBE.
“This year’s winners range from some simple but hugely impactful online resources to a groundbreaking music conference and several cutting-edge innovations for deaf fans. I would like to congratulate all the winners on their success, and I hope other venues and festivals can take inspiration from their achievements and can-do approach.”
2015 was a bumper year for the number of disabled and deaf fans attending concerts and festivals in the UK, rising 26% to 144,000.
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