Accessibility & Diversity

Cork Ignite welcomed audiences with disabilities.  As a production team, we took this seriously and a great deal of thought and planning went into this aspect of the production, in association with our partners and participants. In doing so we enabled very diverse access to Cork Ignite at the Quayside location, as well as across the greater Cork area.

Safe viewing area

We provided a safe, front row viewing area along the river side of Union Quay, accessible at stewarded entry points.  This allowed anyone using a wheelchair or with a mobility impairment, with a companion to have a good viewing position in safety, important factors when large crowds gather. Seating was also provided.  Signage was in place with stewards to guide people to the area. We asked that no umbrellas be used as they would have obscured the view.

General safety was provided by stewarding, police service, fire service and river safety patrols. 

Quiet area

A quiet zone towards the end of Union Quay (City Hall/Anglesea Street end) Signage will mark the quiet zone area.

Advisory detail

We provided appropriate safety message including warnings about Photosensitive Epilepsy

Written Audio Description 

Written description of the sound and audio for deaf people and people with hearing impairments. Please click here to read this.

Audio description for people with visual impairments

We provided a live audio description of the event be broadcast on UCC98.3FM at 9.15pm (on air from 5pm) across the wider Cork area. We asked people to listen live online by tuning into 98.3FM on their phones or personal radio. and provided headphones as needed. Signage and stewards assisted.

Live streaming

The event was streamed live by Cork City Council, enabling wider access to the work, with viewers in the UK, USA and further afield.

Cork Ignite Location - Please use Union Quay!

Cork Ignite Location

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Artist Simon Mckeown and Project Manager Kath Gorman on site, roads closed.

Access Note (2015)

Can all the public please use Union Quay (via Anglesea Street) to access the viewing areas as Morrison's Quay in front of the College of Commerce will be closed to access. 

Also please note this presentation will have flashing lights so any viewers with Photosensitive Epilepsy need use their own discretion.

Please wear sensible clothes for outdoors and avoid umbrellas if possible which will obscure everyone's view! Many thanks:)