Updated: March 2022
Wigan Pride strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. Wigan Pride has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.
We are dedicated to making sure our events are accessible to everyone, and will be conducting numerous accessibility listening groups this year. We will be seeking expert advice from relevant disability charities and the community who we feel can offer valuable input on our accessibility offerings for Wigan Pride Festival, and are also working in partnership with Autism Friends.
We want everyone to be able to use our website regardless of their computer knowledge or disabilities. We have designed our website to be as accessible as possible.
British Sign Language (BSL)
Each year we invite British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters on stage at our annual Pride festival, for our deaf and hard of hearing community.
Accessibility on wiganpride.com
Wigan Pride makes available the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows wiganpride.com to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
Enabling the Accessibility Menu
The wiganpride.com accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.
Wigan Pride continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.
In an ongoing effort to continually improve and remediate accessibility issues, we also regularly scan wiganpride.com with UserWay's Accessibility Scanner to identify and fix every possible accessibility barrier on our site. Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on wiganpride.com fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.
Help with seeing the page
You can easily make changes to your computer to help you see what's written on the page more clearly.
Most internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Safari, allow you to force the text on a web page to be the size and colour you want. Many operating systems also come with a built-in screen magnifier that allows you to enlarge a portion of the page to several times the original size.
Help with your keyboard and mouse
Many people think they can't use a computer because they can't use a mouse, but it's perfectly possible to do away with your mouse and use a keyboard instead.
If you can use a mouse, but find it difficult, there are ways to make your mouse easier to use in your settings on your computer.
We are proud to be working with Autism Friends. Autism Friends improves autistic people's access to live music by working in partnership with Wigan Council, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, Wigan Autism Partnership Board and Wigan Pride. Using their toolkit, we have been working with Autism Friends in the planning and delivery of the event. The ethos of the toolkit is that autistic and disabled people should be as independent as they want to be at a live music event.
For more information, please visit Autism Friends.
Wigan Pride is a multi-stage music event taking place at Market Place and Believe Square. The event is in the heart of Wigan Town Centre close to Wigan Bus Station, Wigan Wallgate and Wigan Northwestern railway station.
Wigan Pride makes temporary, reasonable adjustments to the area to provide access to the event site and staged event areas. Wigan Pride is aware of the limitations and restrictions of making the event site fully accessible due to the nature of the location of the event and provides alternative access where access is restricted.
Getting to Wigan Pride
Wigan has great transport links, making it easy to get to the Wigan Pride event. For travel information to get to Wigan please visit Transport for Greater Manchester.
Wigan Council offer FREE parking on weekends on all council owned car parks. There are a number of accessible car parking facilities around the town close to our event. For the nearest accessible parking to the event please visit Wigan Council Disabled Parking.
We welcome assistance dogs to the Wigan Pride event.
If you are a visitor to the event and encounter an assistance dog, please remember they are at work and should not be petted or distracted.
Here For You
If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on wiganpride.com or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.
If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.