Accessibility

“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.

Explore the Access Hub

Luminato is working hard to bring accessibility into the centre of what we do and we know this is a deep process that requires a long-term commitment. We are excited to share the Access Hub with you.

Image of the Letter L in large purple text. Inside the L are four access symbols, forming a line. from top to bottom the symbols appears as follows. (Partially sighted symbol, Closed caption symbol, Accessibility adjustments symbol and Interpreter symbol)
Image of Radio Lumi Logo. The words Radio Lumi appears in purple text in bold font. Partially sighted access symbol is located on the right top corner next to the text Radio.

What’s New

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

Feedback

We welcome your comments as we strive to expand our accessibility offerings. Please contact Cathy Gordon at accessibility@luminato.com or 416 368 3100 x235

Conformance status

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.

Official Accessibility Sponsor

Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Service (TSLIS)