Glastonbury praised over access for deaf and disabled fans

Glastonbury praised over access for deaf and disabled fans

Festival organisers said the award was a sign of how "society is changing the way it thinks and acts towards disability".

The event has a bespoke campsite for deaf and disabled festival-goers, uses raised "viewing platforms" for wheelchair users at 11 stages and employs sign language interpreters to allow deaf people to understand lyrics during live acts.

Gideon Feldman from the charity Attitude is Everything, which made the award earlier this year, says Glastonbury has taken disabled access "incredibly seriously".

"There are an awful lot more deaf and disabled people [than there used to be] who feel that this is a festival they want to come to."

But he said further improvements were still possible and warned that other UK entertainment venues could do more to support people with disabilities.?

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