Planning for accessibility is a part of making environments more inclusive. Accessibility encompasses a wide range of needs that we may each need help with within our lifetime. These can be temporary or long-term physical disabilities. These can be with movement, vision, or hearing. They can be with cognition such as developmental and learning disabilities, mental health disabilities, environmental sensitivities, and other conditions. Most of these are not visible and are context-driven.

Our event involves walking in darkness on uneven, wet grass and along gravel roads, navigating through crowds amidst loud music accompanied by flickering lights and lasers. Attendees are also required to sleep in tents or trailers and use portable toilets, all while enduring a range of weather conditions, from cool and warm to wet.

Despite these hindrances for some, we do want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy our event and the talents of our creative and inclusive community. Key paths and signage are lit. Three covered stage structures such as the Thermodome offer respite from the elements with powerful heating and cooling fans that also pass fresh air through. At checkpoints and throughout the event are the Harvest Haven team and the Security and Life-Safety team. Food vendors are also on the main path for healthy sustenance.

Online, we strive to make our content available to all. Guided by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, we have designed and will continue to update and modify this website to meet new and evolving guidelines. WCAG puts forth four main principles for creating an accessible website and we meet these at a minimum.

If you have suggestions for ways that we can make our efforts more accessible then please reach out from our Contact us page.

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