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Folk Festival Recognized for Improving Disability Access

June 11, 2012 9:02 AM | Entertainment

The Winnipeg Folk Festival has been recognized by making its venue more accessible to visitors with disabilities.

During a ceremony Friday, Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard presented organizers with the 2012 Manitoba Access Awareness Award.

The Folk Festival has been working with an advisory group over the past two years to improve access for persons with disabilities, and identifying ways to increase accessibility at its site in Birds Hill Provincial Park.

The festival has implemented sign language interpretation, wheelchair charging stations, accessible keypads and counters, universally accessible port-a-potties, adult changing facilities, complimentary tickets for attendants, disability awareness resource training for on-site volunteers, and an on-site accessibility liaison.

This year’s Folk Festival is July 4-8.