FESTIVAL ACCESSIBILITY

Halifax Pride Festival, July 18-28, 2019

Accessibility is at the heart of everything we do. Accessibility means breaking down barriers to participation through the creation and design of spaces that are safer and support the needs of our diverse communities. Through outreach, feedback, reflection, and the support of our Accessibility Committee, we continue to expand ways to make this festival more accessible. 

ACCESSIBLE VIEWING PLATFORM

For those with mobility issues or difficulty standing for long periods, a raised accessible viewing platform will be located at 5410 Spring Garden Road on the front lawn of the Dalhousie University Medjuck architecture building. Space is limited.

ELDERS GATHERING AREA

We invite those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ elders to gather on South Park Street (across the street from the Lord Nelson Hotel). This area will be reserved with some seating provided and additional care taken by a team of volunteers to ensure unobstructed views of the parade.

LIVE AUDIO DESCRIPTION OF THE PARADE

A live commentator will offer an amplified audio description of the parade for the blind and visually impaired at the corner of Upper Water St. and Cornwallis St. Seating may be limited.

LOW SENSORY VIEWING AREA

For those who wish to avoid unexpected noises, crowds, and touching while they watch the parade, the Creative Lab on the 2nd floor of the Halifax Central Library will be a quiet space where an onsite volunteer will help keep noise and distractions to a minimum.

ADDED ACCESSIBILITY

Should you require any assistance beyond that which is listed in the accessibility features or in the events calendar, please do not hesitate to contact us at accessibility@halifaxpride.com as we are happy to offer our support in any way we can.

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