New Accessibility Features on the Fringe site!
In addition to the new audience accessibility guide, the Hollywood Fringe website has integrated new search features per performance! You can now flag performances that include ASL or other language interpretation, wheelchair accessible seating, and more. How to below!
Be featured in our audience accessibility packet
Please fill out this survey detailing the accessibility of your show by Monday, May 9th to be featured in HFF's 2022 Audience Accessibility Packet! This packet is a resource we are providing so audiences can find performances that best meet their access needs.
How to add flags for the accessibility features of your show to your Fringe ticketing page
- Go to your project page
- Click on the “admin tab”
- Click edit on the individual show you want to edit
- Check off any features your show may have.
Available services will show up for patrons when they go to purchase tickets to your performance. They will need to click into the performance to see the services available, so it is important to list the services you have available in your long project description for easy access.
This information will be searchable via the Hollywood Fringe show listings on a performance by performance basis. Do not forget to update EVERY performance you are offering services for.
What is sensory friendly?
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable viewing experience for people with autism or other disabilities.
Modifications can include lower audio or sound levels, omission of startling sound cues, no sudden light changes, no strobe lighting and more. Additionally, some performances will allow guests to leave their seats & talk during the performances, or designate a quiet area in the lobby to allow guests to leave if overstimulated.
Please only select this option if you are 100% sure your production is sensory friendly. If you select this option, you should list on your project page what adaptations you will make to give as much information to those searching for this option as possible.
What are closed captions?
Closed captioning (subtitling) is a process of displaying text.
Closed captions/subtitles are often involved in livestream performances, but can also be featured live at your performance via text projected onto the wall of your show (this is very rare, but cool!) and in many other forms.
There are many auto-captioning systems for livestream (including via Youtube, Facebook and VIMEO live). Additionally, for more accurate captioning, people often hire a live captioner. Captioners for hire are available in our participant packet at www.hollywoodfringe.org/participants
What are audio descriptions?
Audio description, also referred to as a video description, described video, or more precisely called a visual description, is a form of narration used to provide information surrounding key visual elements in a media work for the benefit of blind and visually impaired consumers.
Many people hire a professional to help with this service. Audio describers for hire are available in our participant packet at www.hollywoodfringe.org/participants
How do I know if my venue has wheelchair accessible seating or restrooms?
Ask them! Many of our venues have these features, but not all. Do not assume :)
Additionally, if you are going to list your show as wheelchair accessible, make sure your box office and front of house volunteers are equipped with the knowledge on how to assist patrons on the day of.