Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

Accessibility

Ten Days on the Island is committed to making every effort to ensure our events and performances are accessible to everyone.

USERWAY ACCESS WIDGET

Click on the Userway Accessibility Widget at the bottom right corner of the screen to access different views of website content. You can change contrast, font size, text spacing, line height, line alignment and saturation, or activate features to highlight all links, pause all animations, change the cursor, and change text to a typeface for readers with dyslexia.

ACCESS SYMBOLS

If you have any questions regarding our access symbols, or want to be sure if an event is accessible for you, please get in contact Ten Days on the Island;

Email access@tendays.org.au,

Phone 03 6406 0260

ACCESSIBLE FESTIVAL GUIDE

The following formats of our upcoming brochure will be accessible from this page in February 2023:

  1. PDF document
  2. Editable large-text Word document
  3. Mp4 file
ACCESS STORIES

Ten Days on the Island will provide a variety of Access Stories across our program. Access Stories are a downloadable document found on event and venue webpages within the Ten Days website that provides a visual tour of the event venue along with in-depth content notes on the performance/experience.

MOBILITY ACCESS

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WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

The venue/location is fully wheelchair accessible. If this symbol is not displayed on the event page, access to the venue may be limited. Please contact Ten Days on the Island for further information.

Ten Days on the Island is striving to be as accessible as possible, although there are a few events that are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. These events will be noted here in February 2023.

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LEVEL ACCESS

The event space and or seating area can be accessed without encountering any stairs.

Ten Days on the Island venues with level access options;

Burnie Arts Theatre
Federation Concert Hall
Theatre Royal

Further Ten Days on the Island venues with level access will be noted here in February 2023.

AURAL ACCESS

AUSLAN INTERPRETED

AUSLAN INTERPRETATION

The performance or event will be Auslan interpreted. An interpreter stands to one side of the stage and translates the dialogue or lyrics into Auslan.

Ten Days on the Island events that will be Auslan interpreted;

Women of Troy, Thursday 9 March, 7:30pm (Click here for more information)

Hide the Dog, Wednesday 15 March, 6:30pm (Click here for more information)

Hide the Dog, Sunday 19 March, 11:00am (Click here for more information)

Further Ten Days on the Island events that will be Auslan interpreted will be noted here in February 2023.

ASSISTED LISTENING

ASSISTIVE LISTENING

The venue has assistive listening systems that provide hearing augmentation and amplification through dedicated headphones or a neck loop that interacts with hearing aid devices. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Ten Days on the Island events that will be equipped with assistive listening services;

Women of Troy, Thursday 9 March, 7:30pm (Click here for more information)

Further Ten Days on the Island events that will be equipped with assistive listening systems will be noted here in February 2023.

Open Captioning

OPEN CAPTIONING

The film will be captioned with a text display on screen of the performance in its entirety, including speech and other sounds.

Ten Days on the Island events that will feature Open Captioning will be noted here in February 2023.

Closed Captioning

CLOSED CAPTIONING

The film can be captioned with a text display on screen of the performance in its entirety, including speech and other sounds. The feature can be turned on and off by the user.

Ten Days on the Island events that will provide Closed Captioning will be noted here in February 2023.

Language No Barrier

LANGUAGE NO BARRIER

The performance or event can be meaningfully engaged with, without a comprehensive understanding of the English language.

Ten Days on the Island events of this nature will be noted here in February 2023.

VISUAL ACCESS

VISUAL CONTENT RATINGS

Visual Content rating 100%

The event does not contain any music, sound, or dialogue.

Ten Days on the Island events that have a Visual Content Rating of 100% will be noted here in February 2023.

Visual Content rating 75%

The event is fully subtitled or has minimal dialogue. There may become background music and/or sounds.

Ten Days on the Island events that have a Visual Content Rating of 75% will be noted here in February 2023.

Visual Content rating 50%

The event is partially subtitled or includes dialogue. There will be background music and/or sounds.

Ten Days on the Island events that have a Visual Content Ratings will be noted here in February 2023.

Audio Description

AUDIO DESCRIPTION

The performance or event will be audio described. Describers provide live, objective, verbal descriptions of all visual elements of the performance (such as actions, costumes, and scenery) between gaps in dialogue on stage via a personal headset. Bookings are essential.

Ten Days on the Island events that will have Audio Description;

Women of Troy, Thursday 9 March, 7:30pm (Click here for more information)

Hide the Dog, Wednesday 15 March, 6:30pm (Click here for more information)

Hide the Dog, Sunday 19 March, 11:00am (Click here for more information)

Further Ten Days on the Island events that will be audio described will be noted here in February 2023.

Tactile Tour

TACTILE TOURS

Tactile Tours are available for patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companions can have a tactile exploration of some of the visual elements of a production, prior to an audio-described performance. Depending on the production, such elements could include the set, props, and costumes. Tours are free, but bookings are essential. The tour duration is 30 minutes, starting 1 hour prior to the show. Please refer to the below BOOKING ACCESS TICKETS tab for contact booking details.

Ten Days on the Island events that will have a Tactile Tour;

Women of Troy, Thursday 9 March, 7:30pm (Click here for more information)

Hide the Dog, Wednesday 15 March, 6:30pm (Click here for more information)

Hide the Dog, Sunday 19 March, 11:00am (Click here for more information)

Ten Days on the Island events with Tactile Tours will be noted here in February 2023.

Support Animal Toileting Facilities

ASSISTANCE DOGS 

Ten Days on the Island recognises the essential role that Assistance Dogs play in supporting patrons with disability and acknowledges that accredited Assistance Dogs have full public access rights in line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, including all our festival venues.

ASSISTANCE DOG FACILITIES

The venue has appropriate space for Assistance Dog toileting.

Ten Days on the Island venues with Assistance Dog facilities will be noted here in February 2023.

SENSORY ACCESS

Relaxed Performance

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Designed for anyone and everyone who may benefit from a more relaxed environment in a theatre, performance, or event space. Relaxed performances or sessions create a safe and welcoming environment for people who are autistic and neurodivergent, those with sensory sensitivities, learning disability, dementia, people living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma, and anyone who may feel unwelcome in a theatre or event space due to social protocols or not having attended previously.

Some small changes are made to sensory elements of the experience and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement. Theatre/venue doors are left open for patrons to move in and out of the space at any time and houselights are kept on and dimmed throughout the performance/experience. Patrons are welcome to bring and use stimming devices.

Ten Days on the Island events that will include a relaxed performance session will be noted here in February 2023.

Chill Out Space

CHILL OUT SPACE

A space designed for anyone and everyone who may benefit from a space to calm and cope before, during and after a sensory stimulating experience. Chill out spaces create a safe and calming environment for people who are autistic and neurodivergent, those with sensory sensitivities, people living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma, and anyone who may feel overwhelmed by sensory stimulating experiences.

Chill out spaces will provide a private area away from the sensory experience with soft items to sit on, darkened areas, noise reduction devices and weighted items. Seating for companions will also be available outside the space.

Ten Days on the Island venue that will include a chill out space will be noted here in February 2023.

Support Animal Toileting Facilities

ASSISTANCE DOGS

Ten Days on the Island recognises the essential role that Assistance Dogs play in supporting patrons with disability and acknowledges that accredited Assistance Dogs have full public access rights in line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, including all our festival venues.

DOG FACILITIES

The venue has appropriate space for Assistance Dog toileting.

Ten Days on the Island venues with Assistance Dog facilities will be noted here in February 2023.

ACCESS FACILITIES

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

GENDER-NEUTRAL BATHROOMS

The venue features bathroom facilities that are not separated by gender.

Ten Days on the Island venues with gender-neutral bathroom facilities will be noted here in February 2023.

Adult changing facilities

ADULT CHANGE FACILITIES

The venue is equipped with adult change facilities. Please refer to the venue notes for specifics on these facilities.

Ten Days on the Island venues with adult changing facilities will be noted here in February 2023.

Baby Change Facilities

BABY CHANGE FACILITIES

The venue is equipped with a baby changing table and sufficient waste bins.

Ten Days on the Island venues with baby changing facilities will be noted here in February 2023.

BOOKING ACCESS TICKETS

Contact Ten Days on the Island via any of the following and we will be happy to assist:

Email access@tendays.org.au,

Phone 03 6406 0260

When booking your tickets, please advise our staff if you have any access requirements.

We encourage people who use the National Relay Service to contact us on 03 6406 0260, or via their website here.

COMPANION CARD

Companion Card holders are entitled to concession-priced tickets and a complimentary ticket for their companion.

CONTACT & FEEDBACK

Your feedback helps us widen our access reach and continue to improve our access services.

Please contact Ten Days on the Island via any of the following if you have any queries or suggestions regarding accessibility at Ten Days on the Island:

Email access@tendays.org.au,

Phone 03 6406 0260

We encourage people who use the National Relay Service to contact us on 03 6406 0260, or via their website here.

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