Coffs Harbour Buskers and Comedy Festival

Event dates to be confirmed: September 2022

Overview

Great entertainment appealing to people of all ages and demographics. 5 days of fun in Coffs Harbour from Sept 28 - Oct 2. The event has run since 2000 and unfortunately due to COVID 19 has not…

Great entertainment appealing to people of all ages and demographics.

5 days of fun in Coffs Harbour from Sept 28 - Oct 2. The event has run since 2000 and unfortunately due to COVID 19 has not been able to run for the last 2 years. There are International, Australian and local buskers performing shows of approximately 30 minutes with 15 minute intervals between each performer.

The event is a feel good festival that has laughter and community involvement as two of its core themes.

Most shows are free to the public but as always bring some money for the hat!

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss

Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a low noise reception areas with hearing loss friendly acoustics and adequate lighting for viewing facial expressions (includes common areas which are free of background noise, background music)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)
Have accessible seating areas in theatrette
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have an appropriate area for toileting an assistance dog
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have Exit signs which are visible at a ground level (high level signs are difficult to see in a fire)
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have visual alerts for emergencies (Include flashing light)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide digital communication materials (hard copy information is also available on line)
Provide information in audio format (includes an audio described map of your venue, audio descs of performances and/ or displays)
Provide information in large print
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Train your staff in customer service for people with vision loss (training would incorporate way finding and communicating with people with vision loss)
Train your staff in communicating with people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Use easy read fonts in your signage and communication materials (Helvetica and Arial)
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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