We are dedicated to making sure our events is 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 2020, 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.
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.