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.

 Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of High Performance Rodeo and our hprodeo.ca website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on hprodeo.ca. If you have suggestions that could help improve accessibility at the High Performance Rodeo, please connect with us at 403.264.3224 or reception@oyr.org.

 

 


 

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.

 


 

One Yellow Rabbit's 34th Annual
High Performance Rodeo
Calgary's International Festival of the Arts
January 8 – 26, 2020
Accessibility Schedule

 

Check back with us this fall for full details and opportunities.