Accessibility


 

One Yellow Rabbit and the High Performance Rodeo are dedicated to reaching out and captivating a diverse audience.  The HPRodeo is internationally renowned for being rich with progressive, wild, and powerfully inventive performances.  We continually strive to be a catalyst for creativity, inclusivity, and innovation. We are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with mixed abilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. High Performance Rodeo is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

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In an ever-growing initiative, we want to welcome you to the Festival and make every effort to ensure that the programming, venues, and experiences are accessible.  Working in conjunction with Inside Out Theatre’s Good Hosts program, we are pleased to offer accessible performances to a curated selection of the hottest shows in the festival.

 

Please contact us at reception@oyr.org to let us know of any specific requirements before attending an event.  Interested in sharing your High Performance Rodeo experience with us?  We are currently auditing the accessibility of the High Performance Rodeo and would value your feedback.  You can email us at reception@oyr.org to find out more.

 

CAREGIVERS & SUPPORT WORKERS

Support workers and Caregivers may attend select performances at no cost when accompanying clients to the High Performance Rodeo.  Please email us at boxoffice@oyr.org to make arrangements and find out more.

 

 


 

Wheelchair & Limited Mobility Access

 

Many of our High Performance Rodeo venues are accessible to guests in wheelchairs or using other mobility assistance devices. Occasionally we use non-traditional venues which may provide accessibility challenges. We encourage those patrons with questions about accessibility to contact our Box Office at 403-264-3224 ext. 4360. The accessibility features of each venue are detailed below and on the interactive venue map page.

 


 

Audience Inclusion

 

The High Performance Rodeo is pleased to be part of Inside Out Theatre’s Good Host program. That means we work to open up the theatregoing experience to select performances by offering accessible performances.  The types of experience we have offered include:

 


 

American Sign Language Interpreted Performances

 

For deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences, an American Sign Language interpreter converts the words spoken onstage into sign language.  

 


 

Touch Tours & Audio Descriptions

 

For blind or visually impaired audience members. A pre-show touch tour allows for tactile exploration of the theatre prior to the show. Hosts guide audience members while they explore the play’s set, props, and costumes; they introduce the audience to actors and can answer any questions. During the show, an actor describes the visual elements of the performance in real time through headphones.

 


 

Relaxed Performances

 

A Relaxed Performance is designed to welcome audiences who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including people with sensory concerns, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, dementia, developmental disabilities, or anyone for whom the regular theatre experience can be challenging.

It’s not a different play, rather we’ve made slight changes so that everyone can be comfortable. Everyone is welcome to be who they are and do whatever they have to do to be able to enjoy the play. Whether you may need to make some noise, move around a bit, take a break in the chill room, you're welcome in our theatre.

 

For details on the 35th Annual High Performance Rodeo, stay tuned.