76th Australian Jazz Convention

Monday 26 December 2022 to Saturday 31 December 2022

Overview

The Australian Jazz Convention (AJC) was established in 1946 to create an opportunity for Australian Jazz musicians and fans to gather and celebrate their music. For more than 65 years the AJC moved…

The Australian Jazz Convention (AJC) was established in 1946 to create an opportunity for Australian Jazz musicians and fans to gather and celebrate their music. For more than 65 years the AJC moved across Australia enabling musicians and delegates to gather in different communities.

Newcastle is proud to welcome the 76th AJC on Boxing Day 2022 after the disruption created by Covid-19. The 76th AJC will transform Newcastle into the centre of Australian Jazz for one fantastic week.

The 76th AJC will present premium Australian jazz in the Newcastle Town Hall and across venues in the centre of the city. With the support of the Newcastle Jazz Club, the 76th AJC promises several special events that will welcome seasoned conventioneers and those new to our celebration of jazz of all styles.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who are blind or have vision 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 Braille and tactile signage on all information and paths of travel
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
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 grab rails in the bathroom
Have handrails on all your stairways
Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.
Have raised tactile buttons in your lifts
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)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
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)
Use easy read fonts in your signage and communication materials (Helvetica and Arial)
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
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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