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Venue Access

All screening and event venues are accessible via ramp or elevators, offer wheelchair areas for viewing performances, and have accessible restrooms.

Information on available hearing amplification devices are noted on our venues webpage.

Captions and Subtitles

The Virginia Film Festival strives to be accessible to all our patrons and to offer as many films as possible with open captions. All foreign-language films are presented with English subtitles, but not all films with subtitles are fully captioned.

Information on films with available open captions or subtitles are currently noted on individual film pages. To find screenings that offer accessible options, please visit virginiafilmfestival.org/schedule-list and scroll to the FILM FEATURES section to select the appropriate filter. If you would like to make an accommodation request or inquire about what type of captioning is available for a specific film, please submit a request via the process below.

Accommodations

To request accommodations for a film, discussion, or event, please contact Erica Barnes, eb4va@virginia.edu (434) 982-4543, at least seven (7) business days before the event.

Provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact Information
  • Nature of the Disability
  • Requested reasonable accommodation(s)
  • Event/Film(s) details including: title, date, time, and location

Examples of accommodations may include real-time captioning, closed captioning assistive device, ASL-English interpreting services, and accessible seating. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accommodations.

Visit UVA Accessibility to learn about more resources and accommodations offered by UVA.

If you have questions, concerns, or would like to provide feedback on any of the VAFF accessibility measures, please contact Outreach Coordinator Erica Barnes, eb4va@virginia.edu, 434-982-4543

Parking & Transportation

Grounds of the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia and the Department of Parking & Transportation are committed to providing accessible services for visitors of the University. ADA parking spaces are first come, first serve. If an ADA space is not available, vehicles with a DMV issued placard or license plate may park in a metered space for up to 4 hours. 

For information on Visitor Parking at the University, please visit UVA Parking & Transportation – Visitor Parking. Maps detailing the locations of reserved ADA spaces and accessible pathways can be found here: UVA Geospatial Engineering Services – Accessibility Maps.

Downtown Charlottesville

Accessible Parking is available near downtown. ADA parking is available on Market and Water Streets which run parallel to the pedestrian downtown mall. Additional parking may be found on 2nd end at the Downtown Mall.

There are four designated ADA parking spaces on the West 2nd Street parking lot located at the corner of West 2nd Street and West Water Street, nearest to Violet Crown Charlottesville. Parking in these spaces is free.

To see more information on downtown parking options, visit: Charlottesville Parking

CAT Trolley

All Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) buses are accessible to persons with disabilities and are wheelchair lift-equipped. Ask your bus driver if you need help when boarding or disembarking the bus. All mobility devices are secured through the use of a four-point tie down system. For persons with disabilities who cannot use standard fixed-route service, paratransit service is provided through JAUNT. Visit Charlottesville’s ADA Transportation Services for more information.