Tramlines festival in Sheffield has been officially recognised by Attitude is Everything for its accessibility to disabled customers.

Tramlines actively encourages and enables disabled customers in a number of ways, such as making free passes available for carers, providing clear and accessible information, disabled toilets and viewing platforms.

Tramlines, which takes place this year from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July at Hillsborough Park, has also worked closely over the years with Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) who were the official charity partner in 2015.

SRSB has helped Tramlines to keep the website clear and optimised for screen readers.

Timm Cleasby, operations director at Tramlines said: “Achieving this Bronze Award from Attitude is Everything is a huge step for Tramlines as accessibility is something that our attendees have asked us to improve on in past years.

“In 2018, we made disabled access a real priority with lots of big changes to our infrastructure. These changes really paid off and it’s great to have the recognition from Attitude is Everything.

“We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy our festival and we will keep pushing to improve further in 2019.”

Tramlines has also worked with Under The Stars, a Sheffield based disability arts organisation. ‘The Stars Band’, a group of musicians with a range of learning disabilities who developed their skills at Under the Stars, performed for Tramlines at the Sheffield O2 Academy in 2016.

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