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Attitude is Everything guides translated into 11 languages

Following a positive reception to the English version of its DIY Access Guide, Attitude is Everything has translated the booklet into a further 11 languages.

The guide, which launched in November 2017, contains a series of “cheap and simple hacks” that aim to to help artists and promoters make shows and tours more accessible for disabled/deaf audiences.

With support from the British Council, the guide – along with Attitude is Everything’s Access Starts Online guides for festivals and venues – is now also available in Arabic, simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.

“We were blown away by the reception the English version of these guides got in the UK and internationally, and we are so excited to be able to share it further globally with the launch of the set of translations made possible by British Council,” says Attitude is Everything CEO Suzanne Bull MBE.

“We know that many artists, venues and event promoters wish to reach out to disabled audiences, but simply lack the know-how to cater to this growing demographic. This guide is our gift to them, and the translations herald our open invitation to help us make live music the world over as accessible as possible.”

 


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Attitude is Everything launches ‘DIY’ accessibility guide

Music accessibility charity Attitude is Everything a published a new guide for bands, artists and promoters advising how to make gigs and tours more accessible for deaf and disabled people.

The DIY Access Guide contains a series of “cheap and simple hacks” to make shows more inclusive for disabled audiences, including:

The zine-style publication launched yesterday at the Off The Record in Manchester as part of the Break Down Barriers, We Will Come panel, featuring Attitude is Everything CEO Suzanne Bull MBE, music blogger Hannah McKearnen, Revenge of Calculon’s Rob Maddison, Sauna Youth’s Richard Phoenix and community punk promoters Constant Flux.

“Attitude is Everything has ambitions to make all live music events as inclusive as possible, and particularly those promoted at small grassroots venues,” says Bull. “Even what appear relatively minor changes can make a big difference in practice.

“That’s the reason we’ve put together this easy-to-use guide. Nobody should cut off from their local music scene – whether that’s the millions of disabled people who want to attend gigs and shows or deaf and disabled artists who are looking to perform. By following our simple advice, promoters and artists can help make live music so much more accessible, and attract a whole new audience into the bargain.”

More than 130 venues and festivals have committed to improve their accessibility by signing up to Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice, with Reading Festival the most recent.

 


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