Mons en Lumières Collaborates with Access-i for Better Accessibility

For Mons en Lumières 2024, the City of Mons is accompanied by Access-i, Plain-Pied, and Passe Muraille to certify and improve the accessibility of the event. Access-i works with Plain-Pied to assess and advise on the site’s accessibility and with Passe Muraille to train volunteers and communication teams to ensure effective digital accessibility. All this to best meet the needs of people with specific needs (PBS).

Who is Access-i?

Access-i is an organization dedicated to improving accessibility for people with specific needs. They provide reliable and verified information to help plan travel, thanks to experts who assess the accessibility level of locations on-site. Each site certified by Access-i has an informative sheet detailing the facilities available for different types of disabilities.

As an official partner of several institutions in French-speaking Belgium, Access-i has already certified over 500 locations. To ensure accurate information, they collaborate with six accredited accessibility expertise offices. Certified locations display an Access-i visual indicating the level of accessibility, and detailed information is available on their website. Access-i also helps organizations become more inclusive by offering advice to improve accessibility.

As we said, Mons en Lumières is concerned about people with specific needs.

Thanks to this support, various adjustments and actions have been implemented to allow accessibility for everyone during the 8 days of the Mons en Lumières festival:

  • Accessible PMR parking ;
  • More contrasting signage with adapted characters and pictograms;
  • A special PBS plan that includes the locations of PMR parking, benches, streets with more significant differences in height, PMR toilets, etc.;
  • Assistance for people with specific needs;
  • Our assistance form is available here. Trained volunteers in accessibility will be present and happy to accompany people with specific needs during their visit.

We have been accompanied by Passe Muraille, who trained about ten volunteers in assisting people with specific needs and communication teams in online accessibility.

Find here the complete evaluation of Mons en Lumières 2024 by Access-i