Accessibility and Inclusion
The venue for 2020 is The Bradford Hotel. They do not have access information on their website, but we found this AccessAble Guide to the hotel which we hope is helpful.
If you require support to access our event let us know and we will contact you to discuss your requirements and work to make your experience at the FiLiA conference a positive one. We have addressed general accessibility requirements which are outlined below, however we recognise everyone is different so please do not hesitate to ask specific questions should you have any.
Our normal accessibility standards are as follows:
using a Wheelchair
The venue is wheelchair accessible throughout.
Deaf / hearing impaired
We will have speech to text relay in the main room for the keynote and closing speeches. If you need a signer, STTR in another room, or a note-taker then please contact us and we will do our best to assist. There is a hearing loop at the venue.
Blind / PARTIALLY SIGHTED
We are able to provide a volunteer to accompany visually impaired attendees.
Spectrum disorders and / or PTSD
We know that a busy conference can act as a trigger for those with various sensory or spectrum disorders as well as those who have experienced trauma. We have quiet space set aside where attendees can go for time out.
WHERE Language is a barrier
We encourage women from around the globe to attend. We do not have the capacity to provide translators but we can facilitate those who bring a friend to translate by, for example, ensuring that you are seated at the end of a row where translation will not be intrusive to others.
Where Childcare is REquired
We welcome parents and children below the age of twelve can attend, including attendance at the crèche or children's workshops, free of charge. Children are also welcome at the main workshops although please use your discretion as to what is appropriate for your child. Breastfeeding is welcome throughout, including during panels and workshops, and the venue will ensure access to hot water for making up bottles. There is a baby changing facility at the venue. The venue is pushchair-accessible or these can be left at the cloakroom.
Those with low or no income
Concession tickets are available.
We also run a Solidarity Ticket scheme. Please email for more details (there are dependent upon availability)