Accessibility Policy

VAULT Creative Arts recognises the importance of ensuring all aspects of the charity’s operations are accessible to those that have access requirements.

We are committed to continuing to develop our access provisions in the coming years in collaboration with our staff, artists and audiences

Staff Accessibility

VAULT Creative Arts aims to foster an environment that supports staff members with disabilities to thrive in their role. In order to do this, we are able to accommodate reasonable adjustments to a role and its way of working wherever we can to enable this to happen.

When completing the new starter form, staff members are asked to disclose any reason why they might need reasonable adjustments to be considered in order for them to perform their role. If any access requirements are disclosed, this will be discussed with the General Manager.

We are also committed to providing training to our staff, both full time and freelance, on accessibility within the workplace, and within the arts and cultural sector. This training in previous years has included partnership with Mencap, a learning disability charity, to offer our staff an awareness training session on how to communicate with those who have a learning disability. We hope to continue developing further partnerships to continue developing our approach.

Artist Accessibility

In line with our programming policy, we want our creative work to be accessible for audiences and artists alike.

We aim to embed accessibility principles in whatever form that might take as part of our programme.

In our Artist Key Information Pack, we highlight access performance details and points of contact for industry professionals that assist in BSL interpretation, Captioning, Audio Description and guidance on Relaxed Performances.

Audience Accessibility

For audience members, we offer a range of access provisions to ensure that their visit to the festival is the best it can be.

These include:

• An access ticketing scheme (free companion ticket). Most venues are accessible for those with mobility requirements, and seats can be taken out of the theatre spaces for wheelchair patrons.

• As part of our festival programme, we will highlight and promote access performances where these are available on our website.

Digital Accessibility

We want to make sure everyone can access the information provided on our website. We are making every effort to ensure that we don’t exclude any users.

For example by:

• using clear and simple language
• providing meaningful alternative text for images
• ensuring the target of each link is clearly defined
• all of our digital video content will include subtitles and downloadable transcripts
• include a Website Accessibility page on our website which includes information on font/typeface control, and adapting your browser to accommodate this


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