Accessibility At The Festival

The Edinburgh TV Festival is committed to providing an inclusive experience for all delegates. We hope this guide will be helpful in planning your Festival attendance, and we encourage you to get in touch with any questions or concerns you may have so that we can ensure you can get as much out of the Festival as possible. As well as contacting us directly, please do complete the Accessibility section of the Registration Form when you come to purchase your pass so that we have all the information we need to give you a great Festival experience.

Festival Sessions

The full Edinburgh TV Festival 2023 programme will be live-captioned. In the Pentland Auditorium captions will appear on the screen. In all other rooms captions are available on your phone or tablet via QR code. All VTs will be captioned on screen in all rooms.

BSL interpreted sessions will be marked in the programme. Additional interpreters will be available to be booked on a first come first served basis for meetings, or other sessions you may wish to attend. Please visit the information desk in the Atrium for details.

Visual Impairments

The Festival platform’s user interface conforms with WCAG 2.1 AA. The user interface handles magnification and reflow well and is mostly keyboard navigable. The platform is screen reader accessible on the desktop browser. If you have any issues using the platform to watch 2022 sessions, please let us know and we will do our best to find a workaround.


Edinburgh Venues

All Festival venues are wheelchair accessible. Please note that wheelchair spaces in sessions are subject to availability.

An Induction Loop is available in the Pentland Auditorium in the central section of seats from row F to the rear of the auditorium. To use this, delegates should switch their hearing aids to the “T” position.  Additional induction loops may be installed as required.

For all enquiries relating to accessibility and reasonable adjustments please email, or call +44(0)207 843 0148

For detailed information on accessibility at the EICC please click below.

Accessibility at the EICC

Autism Aware

The Edinburgh TV Festival is committed to promoting equality and improving accessibility for everybody.  We understand that for some people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC), sensory or additional needs, attending an event such as this can be a daunting experience.

Download the EICC Autism Friendly Visitors Guide below.


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