Accessibility Statement

As a creator-producer, Velvet Duke Productions is dedicated to improving the accessibility measures within their productions and championing their existence in the chosen venues.

“(Re)Tired Magical Black Man”

Halifax Fringe Festival (2022)

Accessibility Details To Be Provided by Festival Organizers

Ottawa Fringe Festival (2022)

Venue accessibility solutions

  • Chill room (Studio 1202) right beside the theatre space
  • Visit the Ottawa Fringe Festival access page for the full list of solutions provided

Accessibility solutions incorporated by Velvet Duke Productions

  • Accessibility Guide — locating the theatre (YouTube)
  • Barrier-Free Tickets
    • Late entry allowed (up to 7 minutes after performance start)
    • Donated tickets + buttons for community organization staff and giveaways
    • Half-price show on Monday, June 20
  • Five ASL Interpreted Performances by Katherine A. Sibun; every performance except Thursday’s show
  • Show Transcript (available through the box office, online and offline)
  • Content Notes (Google Docs)
  • Audio Described Pre-Show Notes (Soundcloud); Audio Note Transcript (Google Docs)

Accessibility solutions upon request

  • Meet the Theatre (guided tour behind-the-scenes)
  • Touch Tours (ability to touch puppets, set fabric)

Known Gaps

  • Relaxed and Audio Described Performances – Conflicting needs mitigated by incorporating audio description voiceovers into the show
  • Vibrotactile devices – outside budget scope of Fringe productions
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