Inclusion

Inclusion

We want you to be able to come to and enjoy BiCon regardless of disability, illness, family, income, gender, race or any other factor.

Here are some of the ways we try to make BiCon more inclusive. If we can do anything more, please tell us.

FINANCIAL ACCESS

For help covering your costs in coming to BiCon for any reason – including disability, childcare commitments, debt or anything else – you can apply to the Access Fund.

PHYSICAL ACCESS

Access was at the top of our list when choosing a venue. We’ll have an Access Report covering accommodation, outside areas, daytime and entertainment spaces available as soon as we can.

Headingley Campus where the event is being held has some great features for physical access. There are lifts in the accommodation blocks and day spaces, push button to open doors in most corridors and ramps to all buildings where needed. If you do have any queries about access please send an email to Access17@bicon.org.uk

SOCIAL ACCESS

BiCon attracts so many different people. We want everyone who takes part to be aware of difference and the impact of privilege, and feel as comfortable taking part as possible.

To support this, we have:

  • a code of conduct that all those at BiCon must agree to
  • guidance for those who run sessions and entertainments on including everyone and how to handle any incidents that might arise
  • a listening service during BiCon for anyone who feels they need to talk privately about anything.

FOR PARENTS

You’re welcome to bring children to BiCon. We have a creche facility available to use, this is being run by Bluey and Baloo who ran last years creche. They are already planning some great activities for the children that are attending.

The creche does need to be pre booked, if you would like to use it please let us know by the end of June. The creche will be open from 10am-4pm.

Children are welcome in many sessions, check the session guide for more details.