About Pop wants to be a space for everyone and proactively counteract the lack of visibility of people with disabilities in pop culture. As part of a training course, we have looked at accessibility and inclusive cultural work because we consider this to be an indispensable aspect of a sensitive environment and equal participation.
Our festival team is supported in this process by experts in their own right in order to best understand and implement the needs of our visitors with disabilities.
If you have physical, sensory or other (invisible) impairments and need support during your visit, our awareness team will be happy to assist you both before and during the event.
You can reach the awareness team
by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
by phone & WhatsApp: 01573 879 5555
Awareness point: In the inner courtyard of the Wizemann & in the area of the outdoor stage
In the event of an emergency or if you need support in the event of a conflict, you can of course contact any About Pop employee. They can immediately call out the awareness team.
About Pop is opposed to all forms of discrimination and does not tolerate any relativization of this. If you observe or experience a critical incident yourself, please contact us. We will work with you to decide what to do.
ACCOMPANYING PERSON REGULATION
When purchasing a discounted ticket for a person with a disability (e.g. proof of a B in the ID card), a free ticket can be booked for the accompanying person.
If you do not (yet) have proof of your disability or have other difficulties booking a ticket, you can also contact us directly in advance: email@example.com
BRINGING ASSISTANCE DOGS
Assistance dogs and guide dogs for the blind are very welcome here. Our admission staff are informed. A water bowl is available for your four-legged companion at the awareness point.
OFFERS IN SIGN LANGUAGE
The upcoming program items in sign language are listed here.
WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE ENVIRONMENT (WIZEMANN AREA)
Together with experts on our own behalf, we have checked the event site for accessibility. Unfortunately, About Pop is not fully wheelchair accessible on all levels. We are doing our best to create the highest possible level of accessibility. We recommend that blind visitors come accompanied, as the event site can be very complex.
The area in the Wizemann is largely at ground level and can be accessed by wheelchair with minimal vibration. However, some doors are difficult to open. In addition, some catering counters and checkrooms are high by default and not wheelchair-accessible. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance from staff or the awareness team.
The inner courtyard is accessible at ground level. One of our two awareness points is also located here.
In the studio, the first (seated) rows are marked for wheelchair users, people with other disabilities and their accompanying persons.
There is a barrier-free area marked on the floor in front of the stage in the hall.
In the Happen you will find one of our catering areas. The seating is flexible and the tables are wheelchair accessible.
The Atelier is the only room on the upper floor of the Wizemann and unfortunately does not have an elevator.
In the club, there is a barrier-free area marked on the floor to the left of the stage.
In the Impact Hub, the »Schlosserei« and the »Foyer« are accessible at ground level by wheelchair. Unfortunately, the following rooms are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs and the lack of an elevator: light room, wood store, payroll accounting, tower room, master room, boardroom and the open-air area.
To get to the open-air area without barriers, you have to take a short detour around the building. To do this, turn right in front of the main entrance at the Happen (facing the street) and follow the wall of the building to the next corner. Turn left there and follow the signs. Attention: This path leads uphill (>6%). There is a barrier-free area in front of the outdoor stage. The childcare area is gravel and therefore difficult to roll on.
There are 4 permanently installed barrier-free toilets on the Wizemann site: In the Wizemann Studio, in front of the Wizemann Hall, in front of the Wizemann Club and on the first floor of the Impact Hub. There are also two mobile porta-potties in the area of the outdoor stage. If you are unhappy with the condition of a toilet, please let us know. Give us a call or contact the toilet service staff.
CHARGING STATION FOR ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS
You can charge your electric wheelchair at any time at the Awareness Point and stop for a chat with our Awareness team. We look forward to getting to know you!
The subway lines U13 and U16 will take you to the festival site without barriers as far as possible. The nearest stop »Glockenstraße (Mahle)« is approx. 3–4 minutes away from the main entrance and is wheelchair accessible with a ramp. Due to a slight incline of the path to the event site and a construction site directly at the entrance, we recommend the support of an accompanying person.
If you are travelling alone or need organizational help with your travel planning, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFERS FOR BLIND VISITORS
Our website was designed according to the minimum requirements for screen reader users. Image descriptions have been provided for graphic elements as far as possible. However, if you come across information on our website, in the app or on our social media channels that is not accessible to you, please contact us. If you need our support with your travel planning, you can contact us at any time.
Our mobile awareness team offers blind and visually impaired visitors a pick-up service from the »Glockenstraße (Mahle)« stop. If you require this service, please register with us up to 2 hours before your arrival. The lighting conditions in some event rooms can vary greatly and can therefore be irritating. We have made every effort to mark all steps and other danger spots with high-contrast markings. We will be happy to show you around the premises to help you find your way around.
There are a total of nine marked disabled parking spaces in the first basement level of the »Wizemann Areal« parking garage (street: Im Schwenkrain). The entrance height is 2.10m. The barrier-free exit is also located on the first basement level. Parking in the parking garage is subject to a charge and costs a one-off fee of 5 euros, with no time limit.
At the festival, there will also be communication assistance in plain language to make it easier for you to understand the program or find your way around the site. Contact the staff at the entrance or our team at the Awareness Point.
What is About Pop? (easy language)
About Pop is English.
Translated it means: About pop.
That means: It’s about pop music.
That’s how you pronounce it: About Pop.
About Pop is a festival and convention for pop culture, music business, youth culture and nightlife.
What does that mean?
About Pop is a festival.
That means: There are concerts at About Pop.
About Pop is a convention.
That’s how you pronounce the word: Kon-wenn-schn.
That means: people meet at About Pop.
All these people are interested in pop music.
There are many different events at the About Pop Convention.
For example: readings, exhibitions, talks, workshops.
Who is About Pop for?
for all people who are interested in pop music
for people who earn their money with music
for people who like to go out
for people who like concerts
About Pop always takes place once a year.
In the Wizemann Areal near Stuttgart. In Bad Cannstatt.
Do you have any questions? Or would you like to tell us something?
Then get in touch with us.
This is how you can reach us: You can call our office.
This is our telephone number: 0711 22 83 57 50.
You can call from Monday to Friday. Always from 10 am to 5 pm.
Or send us an e-mail to this address: email@example.com
Do you have questions about accessibility?
Then send us an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
And you can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.
DISTURBING LIGHTING EFFECTS
Dynamic lighting effects are used at some concerts. If this poses a health or mental problem for you, we ask you to take good care of yourself and contact our staff immediately if you are not feeling well. We hope you understand that lighting effects are a popular way of visually designing concerts and that we only have limited influence on the decisions of the artists. Thank you very much!