Question: Are you confident that this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be accessible and inclusive for all?

Your feedback: Yes 27% (8 Respondents) No 73% (22 respondents)

Your comments: 

“Past experience has shown that there is an element of people providing accessible adaptations and not fully understanding the potential barriers they are inadvertently installing. For example ramped entrances to venues and attractions are merely slopes with really steep gradients perhaps 1:8/9. Far too steep for most people to use independently.”

“I’m an avid fan of the Fringe. Mostly good experiences but more could be done. Temporary coverings over cobbled paths and courtyards would be a huge help”

“I’ve already been excluded from an event as the staff on the disabled access helpline advised against it. Not impressed.”

“I think it’s fantastic that the 2018 Festival Fringe will be as inclusive as possible for everyone. However, Edinburgh is so busy during the Festival that I wonder if it is accessible for people with physical mobility problems. The street noise and crowds may deter people on the autistic spectrum and their carers from attending.”

“Because of the temporary nature of many venues, full accessibility can’t be expected, but the Fringe Brochure is generally good at identifying facilities.”

“It’s too busy now to safely manoeuvre in a wheelchair. Buses are crowded, trains are crowded .. not enough space on trains or buses but that is a separate issue. I have had difficulty accessing tickets for shows in the past because you couldn’t do it online so have to call.”

“I’ve no idea whether the Fringe will be accessible for dyslexic people. Accessibility is not just about physical access. I’d like to thank the Book Festival for providing a search facility on its website.”

“It will be better than ever but not fully accessible for deaf people, across the four key pillars.”