Access Info

WePress is committed to maintaining accessibility for people marginalized class, sexuality, gender, race, culture, disability, mental health, and addictions. Read more about our mission here…

This means that by occupying the space at WePress, you agree to create a safer space for others by engaging with compassion, listening, and physically creating space.

We will be moving to our new space on the ground floor of The Beacon Hotel at 9 W. Hastings Street in November 2017. We will post our accessibility details once we’re settled into our new digs!

Gallery Gachet – Our Temporary Home

In the mean time, some of our workshops will take place at 88 E. Cordova Street at Gallery Gachet. Their access info is as follows:

front door: 5 feet width
front door step: 6 inch height
ramp: 34 inch width

washroom door: 33 inch width
toilet: 10 inch clearance on left side
14 inch clearance in front to sink
the washroom has a handrail

Their full accessibility audit is available here.

The Press

If you are attending a letterpress workshop, please note that the height of the press is 38″. Operating the press requires pulling of levers and turning of cranks, and usually printing is done in pairs.

Interpretation

If you need ASL interpretation please contact as early as possible, but no later than 2 weeks prior to the workshop, so that we may try to book an interpreter.

Chemicals

WePress is not accessible to people with Multiple Chemical Sensitives due to the the use of letterpress ink and some solvent. For details on the chemicals and inks used read the MSDS sheets:

Our Inks

Our Solvents

Concerns

If you have any concerns about space, do not hesitate to contact us via email at wepressvancouver@gmail.com

Goals

Please know that as an accessible studio space, WePress’s space goals include:

        • Gender neutral washroom  Achieved in our new space at 9 W. Hastings Street!
        • More physical space for mobility equipment and wheelchairs  Achieved in our new space at 9 W. Hastings Street!
        • Store front street level space Achieved in our new space at 9 W. Hastings Street!
        • ASL and Chinese interpretation in workshops

We’re happy to be following through on some of these goals in November when we are settled into our new space! We are continuing to pursue funding that will make us even more accessible and welcome feedback from the community and are always working to become more accessible.