The team at Let's Make Games are committed to ensuring that the Perth Games Festival is as accessible as possible. We would also like to thank the WA Deaf Society, for their work in coordinating the Interpreters. Sections covered on this page include access information related to:
- Hearing (Auslan Interpreters, Audio Loops)
- Visual (Signage, Floor Plan)
- Mobility (External Access, Lifts and Wheelchair/ Mobility Scooter Access, Toilets, Parking)
- Additional Support (Assistance, Complaints)
[Information last updated: 12 November, 2017]
All panels, and both the opening/ closing presentations, will have Auslan Interpreters present. The majority of the games at the festival include text instructions as part of the play experience.
An audio loop is provided at the Perth Town Hall, which may be utilised for hall-wide announcements.
The Town Hall does not have directional signage, however where possible the festival will feature event signage (including event maps and panel information).All festival volunteers will also be available to assist attendees as required.
A full map will be available in the event Programme (pickup at the Welcome Desk on the ground floor), however a basic floor plan is also available below to assist in locating the entry, lift and toilets. All festival volunteers will also be available to assist attendees as required.
The Perth Town Hall is wheelchair accessible, with direct access from Hay Street into the undercroft, with sufficient space for users of wheelchairs to move between the columns. The glass double-doors at the entry of the festival will be open for the duration of the Festival. Please note, access to the venue from Barrack Street is via 5 steps.
Lifts and Wheelchair/ Mobility Scooter Access:
There is lift access to the 1st floor, and a unisex accessible toilet on this floor. There is direct access to the town hall from Hay Street, and all entry doors will remain open for the course of the event. Space for wheelchair users will be available in all Panels at the festival (Panel location to be determined).
The Town Hall features one unisex, accessible toilet stall located upstairs on the 1st floor. It is free to use and open at all times. The toilet has wide doors (86cm wide swing door into toilet, with D handle and a large lock), suitable for all styles of wheelchair to pass through. The door is however heavy to open and slow to close. Space dimensions and pictures are available on the Access WA page for the Town Hall.
The closest accessible parking is Council House Car Park, and Pier Street Car Park.
More information, including details on the nearby carparks, is available on the Access WA website.
There will be large crowds at the festival, so for individuals who are concerned by this we recommend attending in the morning. If at any point someone is feeling overwhelmed and needs support, our volunteers are available to assist, and can walk with you to the undercroft area (open entry space at the Perth Town Hall).
Complaints or Questions
For questions or complaints regarding accessibility at the Perth Games Festival, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica from Let's Make Games via firstname.lastname@example.org - The anonymity and confidentiality of respondents and situations specifics will be maintained.