A photo of a woman performing on stage.
Image Description: A photo of one of the performers of Speaking Vibrations, Jo-Anne. She is a Black woman standing on stage gesturing to the side with her right arm extended out and her palm open. She is looking down at her hand. Her hair is in a short light brown fro. She is wearing a bright green shirt that flows out from her waist ending just past her hips and bright green pants. Photo by Mitchell Jodrey at Halifax Fringe Festival (2023). 

What is Accessibility?

Accessibility is the ability to access or benefit from a system or thing. For example, a person might consider the physical accessibility of a building, the readability of a website, or whether a performance will have ASL interpretation.

The concept of accessibility tends to focus on providing better access for people with disabilities, or enabling better access through the use of assistive technologies. Accessibility brings benefits to everyone, regardless of a person’s ability.

For Speaking Vibrations, accessibility is our aesthetic.

Accessing this website:

We want our website to be accessible. Click the icon at the top left corner of the home page to play with some of the features below.

Display contrast: You can choose between dark or light contrast
Font size: You can change the size of the text
Underline links: You can underline links to make them easier to find.
Readable Font: You can play with different font types.
Accessible videos: You can view signed, audio and captioned videos with transcripts.

Video Description: This is a trailer for the Speaking Vibrations show. This footage is from 2022 at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, Ontario and intends to give a visual and aural example of what the show is like.
Video Description: This is a video with clips from Speaking Vibrations 2021 Accessible Concert Film.


Resources for making your device easier to use: 

My Computer My Way: https://mcmw.AbilityNet.org.uk/

Microsoft Accessibility: https://www.Microsoft.com/en-us/Accessibility/windows

Apple Accessibility: https://www.Apple.com/uk/Accessibility/

Apple Support: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204390

Let us know what you think.

Speaking Vibrations is happy to answer any questions you might have about how to make your production more accessible. Also, feel free to get in touch with us if you have ideas on how to improve the accessibility of our website. Contact us here.