Digital Desperados has a commitment to accessibility in the broadest sense of the word. This is also why all of our projects are free of charge.
All our screenings are run from the CCA, a fully wheelchair accessible.
The CCA has it’s own accessibility guide to all spaces contained within the building. Click HERE to download it or view online.
THIS guide may be easier for adapted devices to access. You can also find information about a lot of other UK spaces on it.
Information regarding access to any new space will be published here in detail and in any printed brochures.
SUBTITLING & BSL
All of our films screened are subtitled in English for deaf and hard of hearing audiences. All live events have BSL interpretation.
We support the aims of the #captionsnow and #subtitlesnow campaigns.
If for some reason beyond our control we are not able to provide subtitles and/or BSL we will make this clear in the relevant publicity.
*Large print brochures will be available for GLITCH 2017.
*All toilets in the CCA will be gender neutral for the duration of GLITCH 2017.
*The seating areas in the CCA, opposite the CCA front desk area, is a place where the public visiting the CCA are allowed to eat their own food i.e. packed lunches, takeouts etc.
(In the main café area only food purchased from the Saramago café is allowed to be eaten).
*We are currently looking into whether it will be possible for us to make a limited number of film/s available with audio description for GLITCH 2017.
*We hope to be able to provide a limited amount of childcare for GLITCH 2017.
Content Notes /trigger warnings – We have received a variety of feedback around the availability and placement of these as part of the programme. We want to choose an option that works in the best possible way for everyone, with particular concern for people experiencing various forms of emotional vulnerability/distress such as PTSD. In 2015 we provided content notes in the printed and online programmes and via spoken announcement immediately before the start of the films and are now weighing up what is best for the future.
We are aware that ideally our and other public film screenings would be accessible in other ways – childcare being available for carers who want it, audio description of films, translation into other languages, supported transport costs and the choice of relaxed screenings are just some of the options that come to mind.
We always aim to improve and hold these as ambitions.
The lack of such options presents very real barriers to people from participating in the joy and interest of public film screenings and other art forms. We would prefer a society where these human needs are valued above that of profit and war. However the current reality is that these human needs, like others, have a price tag put on them. As a very wee arts organisation, operating on limited funds, overcoming the financial obstacles this creates is currently beyond us.