Access Statement

We aim to facilitate inclusive and supportive spaces. 

We want SBWN to be a welcoming place for BPOC people with varying access requirements, whether they are disabled, D/deaf, blind, chronically ill, and/or neurodivergent; are from a working-class background or on a low income; have caring responsibilities; and/or are otherwise marginalised.



Access provided as part of an event is included in each event description.

Access requirements are invited during event sign-up.


Access provided at all our own events:

  • Free tickets for people on low incomes
  • Sliding scale ‘pay what you can’ tickets 
  • Comfort breaks
  • Automated captions at digital events
  • Venue-based events: 
    • Wheelchair and mobility aid access
    • Free refreshments


Access provided for some SBWN events and activities may include: 

  • BSL translation
  • In-person captioner or notetaker
  • Professionally captioned recordings
  • Quiet zone
  • Bursaries for childcare/carer, travel, and/or data


Partners are encouraged to take a proactive approach to accessibility.



We are working to make our website more accessible.


Working together

Access requirements and/or Access Documents are welcomed and/or invited from members, operational team members, partners, volunteers, and commissioned artists and contractors.

Templates are provided for team members and for commissioned artists and contractors.



We welcome all feedback, including criticisms, constructive feedback, wishes and/or positive feedback.

You can send us feedback via email: or via feedback forms at our events, or our annual  EDI survey.  

Reviewed December 2021