Inclusion Day at Musikfest!

Inclusion Day at Musikfest!

We are very excited to announce that Accessible Festivals will be presenting an Inclusion Day at Musikfest on Saturday August 7th in Bethlehem, PA in partnership with the non-profit organization ArtsQuest! Saturday, August 7th will be dedicated to Inclusion Day on the SouthSide Arts District, featuring ASL Interpretation and

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How to Support Students Interested in the Arts

How to Support Students Interested in the Arts

Schools are diverse communities in which people from all walks of life gather to teach, learn and pursue an assortment of interests and passions. Students are perhaps the best reflection of that diversity, as even small schools are home to young people who excel in sports, music,

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Strategies to Spend Less Time on your Smartphone

Strategies to Spend Less Time on your Smartphone

Smartphones are a significant part of life in the 21st century. According to the technology, data and analytics experts at Zenith, in 2019 the average American adult spent three hours and 30 minutes using mobile internet every day, with estimates suggesting that number could increase to more

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Airplanes and the Autistic

Airplanes and the Autistic

By Tejas Rao Sankar At the airport, I am in otherwise a happy place. I am traveling to a beautiful country I have never visited before. The aerobridge into the aircraft is not available. Boarding is not going to be easy. I am stuck at the bottom

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Healthy habits that can become part of your daily routine

Healthy habits that can become part of your daily routine

A person’s habits can have a strong impact on his or her overall health. Unhealthy habits like smoking and living a sedentary lifestyle can increase a person’s risk for various conditions and diseases. On the flip side, healthy habits like eating a nutritious diet and getting enough

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Virtual Conferences Provide Key Opportunity for Accessibility

Virtual Conferences Provide Key Opportunity for Accessibility

By John Loeppky There was concern from some at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that, in the words of research journal Nature, 2020 could be “a year without conferences.” Though cancellations or postponements from some of the world’s biggest conferences – academic and otherwise – were

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Tips for a Safe, Successful Camping Trip

Tips for a Safe, Successful Camping Trip

The appeal of camping is undeniable. According to The Business Research Company, a market research and intelligence company, the global camping and caravanning market is expected to grow from just under $40 billion in 2020 to more than $45 billion in 2021. Estimates suggest the market will

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Double Rainbows – Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Neurodiversity

Double Rainbows – Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Neurodiversity

By Dana Vilker Around the world, the LGBTQA+ community is starting to recognize the place of neurodivergent members in the community and the need for our inclusion. At first glance, sexuality seems to have little in common with neurodiversity. Sure, the two communities fight for recognition and

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