Accessibility

Out On Screen is currently undergoing a process to review our policies and practices around accessibility for both external events and internal operations. Our goal is to create an Accessibility Statement that will capture our current practices, our opportunities to incorporate change in the short-term, and long-term goals that may be unattainable currently.

Some of our current Accessibility practices are listed below:

  • Discounted tickets for students, seniors and underemployed patrons 
  • Physically accessible washrooms and gender-destabilizing signs on washroom doors at all venues 
  • Accessibility volunteers 
  • Courtesy ticketing 
  • Community ticketing (over 500 complimentary tickets and memberships to community groups for individuals who face financial and other barriers to attending the Festival) 
  • Free companion seating 
  • ASL interpretation for select programs 
  • Childcare subsidies (Parents or guardians can receive $10 per screening at the venue to assist with childcare costs)
  • Scent sensitive policy 
  • Transit information
  • Auto closed-captions at live virtual events
  • Open-captions for recorded in-house virtual content
  • Website accessibility plug-in Out On Screen is striving for an updated Accessibility Statement for the 33rd annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival in August of 2021.