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DOZENS of music venues and festivals have signed up to a charter pledging a better deal for deaf and disabled people.

Glastonbury and Reading festivals are among the big names that have joined charity Attitude is Everything’s quest for improved access to live music.

They have all signed up to their Charter of Best Practice, which commits them to making things better for deaf and disabled visitors and increasing staff awareness.

Attitude is Everything works with the music industry, audiences and artists across the UK and their many famous supporters include Elbow, the Stereophonics and Peaches Geldof.

Venues and festivals agreeing to take part in the scheme are assessed by mystery shoppers. An action plan is produced demonstrating how access can be improved and – once it’s in place – the venues are officially approved and receive a charter certificate.

Now, award-winning design agency Ferrier Pearce has teamed up with top London music venue and are sending specially designed certificates to to the first 55 venues and festivals that achieved either bronze, silver or gold standard charters.

All new venues that sign the charter will receive certificates as they are approved.

Gideon Feldman, Attitude Is Everything project manager, said: “The certificates can be publicly displayed which in turn raises the general public’s awareness of Attitude is Everything and how our Charter of Best Practice improves deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.”