“Accessibility is the Future”, the phrase coined by LGBTQ+ Disability activists, Anniee Sagarra, also known as Annie Elainey, is a call to action. Luminato is committed to building this better future for everyone.
This year, we are increasing our investment in the creativity and guidance of our Access Advisory, expanding our committee to nine exceptional community members: Natasha Bacchus, Shay Elrich, Art Gunter, Jack Hawk, Sean Lee, Christine Malec, Gaitrie Persaud, Jen Roy, and Jessica Watkin. Members meet with the programming team four times per year to offer guidance, while also working individually with the festival according to specific skills or projects.
Measures to support accessibility
- Include accessibility as part of our core values.
- Annually review and update our accessibility policies and practices.
- Integrate accessibility into all aspects of our company both internal and external.
- Provide regular accessibility training for our staff and volunteers.
- Assessment through feedback from our access advisory, patrons, volunteers, and staff.
- Assessment through external audits on website compliance.
As per the Government of Ontario’s AODA standards, beginning January 1, 2021: all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA other than criteria 1.2.4 (live captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio descriptions). Luminato is actively working to ensure compliancy. A new website will be launched in March with new accessibility features. The testing began this fall, 2020, with assistance from members of our advisory and other Disabled experts in the field. It is our goal to create content that will exceed the minimum standards required by law.
We welcome your comments as we strive to expand our accessibility offerings. Please contact Cathy Gordon at email@example.com
or 416 368 3100 x235
Luminato’s Official Accessibility Sponsor
Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Service (TSLIS)