Edinburgh TV Festival supported by Screen Scotland

Festival Accessibility Guide

The Edinburgh TV Festival is committed to providing an inclusive experience for all delegates, and we hope this guide will be helpful in planning your Festival attendance. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions or concerns you may have so we can ensure you get as much out of the Festival as possible.

You can contact us directly either over email at info@thetvfestival.com or by phone on +44(0)207 843 0148. Please also complete the Accessibility section of the Registration Form when you purchase your pass so we have all the information we need to give you a great Festival experience.

Access Coordinator

Picture of Kate Lovelock, access coordinator, white woman, mid 30s with shoulder length brown hair, she has a squint in her left eye

Kate Lovelock is the independent Access Coordinator on the Edinburgh TV Festival.

The purpose of an Access Coordinator is to make sure you can enjoy and thrive in your time at the Festival without having to advocate for your needs.

If you have any access requirements please contact Kate at kate.lovelock.access@gmail.com and she will be able to discuss your needs with you.

If you are unsure if you need any adjustments you are equally welcome to contact Kate to discuss if anything can be put in place for you to enjoy the Festival.

Any information you share will be kept private, only being used to inform what practically needs to happen on the day. Your information will not be stored after the event.

Kate will also be available in person on the day and will always be contactable via the Access and Information desk in the Atrium, next to Registration.

If email isn’t your preferred method of contact please call the Festival on 0207 278 9515 with your contact information and Kate will be in touch as soon as possible.

Venue Accessibility

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 info@thetvfestival.com, or call +44(0)207 843 0148.

For detailed information on accessibility at our main venue, the EICC, please click below.

Captions & BSL Interpretation

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 and other sessions you may wish to attend. Please visit the Access and Information Desk in the Atrium for details.


The Edinburgh TV Festival is a proud supporter of the sunflower for individuals with hidden disabilities, and staff and stewards receive training to recognise the symbol and it’s significance. Lanyards and pins will be available at the information desk should you need them.

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.

There are dedicated Quiet Spaces on all floors of the EICC, please see the Festival App or ask a Steward for details

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

You can download a PDF of the EICC Autism Friendly Visitors Guide below.

Festival App Accessibility

The Festival Programme’s user interface conforms with WCAG 2.1 AA. The user interface handles magnification and reflow well and is mostly keyboard navigable. The programme is screen reader accessible on the desktop browser.

If you have any issues using the website or app, please let us know and we will do our best to find a solution. Please email info@thetvfestival.com, or call +44 (0)207 843 0148.