Today, on International Day of People with Disability, we want to highlight the work we have done so far to improve accessibility to live events across Australia and New Zealand, while looking to the future to continue this exceptionally important work.
Across 2019 and 2020, Ticketmaster and Live Nation have been working alongside Get Skilled Access to make live entertainment accessible for every fan.
We believe that every fan should have equal access to the events they love, and as a large contributor to the industry, we have the ability to make a significant impact.
Since first making the commitment in 2019, Ticketmaster has launched a host of initiatives, and today, on International Day of People with Disability 2020, we’d like to share these milestones.
From selling our first-ever accessible tickets online in September 2019, to delivering more than 500 online ticket sales for tennis fans at this year’s Australian Open – an industry first – we have helped more of our venues and festivals provide accessibility and inclusivity to the event experience.
So far, we have worked with more than 18 venues around Australia and numerous venues in New Zealand to have the ability to sell accessible tickets to fans online.
But the work doesn’t stop there. This year, we have developed our Venue Accessibility Guide and Disability Inclusion Action Plan, and we look forward to continuing this important work into the future.