Organizers of the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival are pleased to continue working towards making our annual event more inclusive and accessible to all patrons. This is our fourth year with a dedicated Inclusion Crew, and our accessibility options have improved as a result. We are proudly partnering with InclusionNL again this year and sincerely thank them for their efforts! Their advice and support is greatly appreciated.

We’ve built on our features over the years. We have appreciated the positive feedback we’ve received from you, our festival-goers. In saying that, please feel free to contact us with any additional questions or comments, or suggestions about what would make it possible for you to enjoy this year’s Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival in Bannerman Park.

CONTACT:  Tel: 709-765-2232 or Email: office@nlfolk.com

 

OUR INCLUSION PLAN:

  • Inclusion Crew volunteers – In addition to the general team of Folk Festival volunteers (all whom are offered inclusion sensitivity training in advance of the festival), our Inclusion Crew will be happy to assist in any way they can for you to be able to access and enjoy all aspects of the Festival. The Inclusion Crew will be located at the main entrance.
  • Designated accessible blue zone parking spots in the Bannerman Park parking lot with provincially-issued Blue Zone parking passes.
  • Free entrance to attendant (with City-issued attendant’s pass) accompanied by a ticket-holder.
  • Listening devices – The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association has loaned the Festival listening devices. Please contact office@nlfolk.com to reserve your device for a particular day/session, in order to ensure that we have enough for everyone who needs one.
  • Spare wheelchairs –We have tried our best to make the festival site wheelchair-friendly and are pleased to offer spare wheelchairs for short-term loan.
  • Designated blue zones in the audience to provide easy access for persons with a mobility disability.
  • Large-print and braille schedules for each session (available at the Inclusion Tent)
  • Accessible portable washrooms throughout the park.
  • Quiet zone – We are pleased to once again offer a safe space for people who may be feeling overwhelmed to sit out of the sun, away from the crowds.  We hope that this additional measure will enable more people to come who would have otherwise stayed away. This space is conveniently located in the same space as the Inclusion Tent.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS? Call our dedicated inclusion line at 709-765-2232.

Access Advisor Designation:

Again this year we are pleased to have our accessibility evaluation from Access Advisor! Access Advisor is a program of Tourism Quality Assurance which validates accessibility according to four levels, Partial or Full Accessibility, Hearing Accessible and Sight Accessible. An Access Advisor designation indicates that an organization has had an onsite evaluation and has met all criteria related to a specific designation. We are proud to have achieved a Full Accessibility as well as Hearing and Sight Accessibility Designations!

More information on Access Advisor can be found at tqanl.ca.