Accessibility

Find information here about PTC’s physical, cultural and digital accessibility.

We know that accessibility is a journey not a destination, so consider this a living document where we will be constantly reviewing and applying new learnings.


About the Building

PTC’s office is on the ground floor of Progress Lab 1422 (PL1422), a 7,000 sq ft centre for creation and development in East Vancouver. The hub is home to eight resident companies. The building, at 1422 William Street in Vancouver’s Grandview-Woodlands/Commercial Drive neighbourhood, with food, beverage and supplies options within two blocks. The building has accessible kitchen and washroom facilities, however the bathroom does not accommodate motorized wheelchairs. For further accessibility info, please see this Accessibility Audit (using the RAMP Audit Template) or contact us for details.

Getting There by Transit: PL1422 is located within two blocks of public transit, accessible by bus #20 or #22, between Clark Drive and Commercial Drive on William Street.

Parking: Bicycle parking is available in front of the building, and street parking is available in the neighbourhood – check for permit only signs.

 

About our Office Space

Our office is accessed by the first door on the left past the main entrance.

PTC space includes our desks for staff and a small meeting area. There is natural light and warm white 2700K LED light throughout.

A calm room / quiet space is available for guests to use, including at in-person public events.

Scent-Reduced Policy
PTC offers a scent-reduced environment. An increasing number of people in our community are harmed by a variety of common chemicals and fragrances — due to allergies, asthma or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, they may have difficulty breathing, migraine headaches, flu-like symptoms and more.

Please practice with this awareness at PTC, and help us make PTC accessible to all by coming to our office and to PTC events scent/fragrance free. In the event of conflicting access needs, please contact us so we can collaborate on a solution that provides maximum access for all our community. For more information on scent-reduction strategies, visit ccohs.ca

Assistive Devices
Seating accommodations can be made for visitors using assistive devices (canes, walkers, wheelchairs etc.) during meetings and events.

Service Animals
Service animals are welcome at PTC. During events, seating accommodations can be made for visitors accompanied by service animals.

Financial Access
We offer Pay What You Will, no questions asked, for most of our programs and events.

 

Working with PTC

PTC is committed to maintaining an environment where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and are free from all forms of discriminatory treatment, behaviour or practice. We are continuously working to make all of our programs accessible.

We are committed to working with artists to create spaces within which Indigenous artists (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), racialized artists (including recent immigrants), members of the 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ communities and/or neurodiverse and disabled artists as well as artists living with chronic illness and chronic pain can lead and create. We recognize that the identity of each person is fundamentally plural, multidimensional, changing and evolving.

Flexible timing and location, virtual sessions, attention to time of day and duration of work, and flexible stipend/fee plans can all be designed with collaborators and staff to maximize creative satisfaction. We are happy to co-create accessible working environments. There’s no need to explain requests or share conditions or diagnoses. Requests will be treated confidentially, or are welcome as part of our living community agreements. Examples of adaptations include:

  • script formats on demand, including increased font size, change to sans serif or dyslexia-supportive font, change in spacing, or change in paper colour
  • additional light sources
  • stands or supports for scripts.

Website Accessibility

We want everyone who visits PTC website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.

What are we doing?
To help us make the PTC website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone. The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AAA as the target for the PTC website by the end of 2021.

We encourage you to take advantage of our user interface option that allows you to customize the style of this website based on your viewing preferences. To do this, locate the Higher Contrast and Larger Font buttons at the top right of the screen.


Feedback and our Commitment to Improvement

PTC is committed to improving the accessibility of our space and of our services. We continue to engage with consultants and with artists in the community to gather feedback, insights and suggestions on how to improve our physical, cultural and digital accessibility.

We are thankful for any and all feedback. Email us at accessibility[at]playwrightstheatre.com or call us at 604-685-6228.

PTC acknowledges the sovereignty of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on whose traditional, unceded and occupied territories we live and work