Plan Your Accessible Nocturne Experience

Posted on October 5th, 2023
by Nocturne

At Nocturne, inclusion and accessibility are both very important to us. We are always working to improve in order to ensure that everyone can enjoy the magic of the festival!

We recognize that accessibility requirements are different for everyone. Therefore, we decided to compile a list so that you can plan a Nocturne experience that best suits your individual needs.

Accessibility at Nocturne

1. Nocturne is thrilled to be hosting two accessible Noc-Tours, presented by Emera. These walking tours are taking place on October 14, and they are both facilitated by Sarah Davison.

Thank you to Emera, Nocturne's Accessibility Partner, for the continuous support.

2. Navigate your way around the festival with ease with the help of our wayfinding signs at each Noc-Tour location. These signs include accessibility symbols to let you know what is available at each location. This information can also be viewed through the projects map by using the accessibility filters.


3. ASL interpreter services will be provided for some projects. Please use the "ASL interpretation available" filter on the projects page for more details.

4. You can participate in Nocturne from home by tuning into CKDU 88.1 FM in Kjipuktuk/Halifax (or worldwide via on October 14 and 15 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Atlantic Standard Time). Enjoy the sunset to sunrise presentation of the Deep Acoustic Lander’s descent and ascent into the deepest part of the world’s oceans.


5. Be sure to check out Corrie Peters project, COLLECT/ive grief COLLECT/ive joy, on October 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dartmouth Commons.

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6. If you want to learn more about accessibility in the arts, you can watch last year’s Accessibility & Artist Care Webinar. Hosted by Lux Gow-Habrich and Del Ruhdorfer.

Local Resources

Please note: Nocturne is happy to share resource information, but we are not the service providers.

1. In collaboration with Autism Nova Scotia, the Halifax Public Library has created Autism Tool kit bags, filled with helpful items that you and your family can borrow for free. If you would like to book a kit to use during the festival or otherwise, you can place a hold at your preferred library branch. Please note that kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and some are wait-listed.

2. FM Personal Amplification systems are available by request at the Halifax Central Library.

3. You can participate in a free creative accessibility workshop at the Halifax Central Library. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to build open-source assistive technology devices that will help you or your community gain better access to the world around us. Building Assistive Technology upcoming workshop dates: October 29, November 19, and December 17.

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