Announcing Inclusion Festival 2022!

Announcing Inclusion Festival 2022!

Mark Your Calendars for July 15-17, 2022! We are very excited to announce that Inclusion Festival will be returning at a new location, Kempton Community Center in Kempton, PA, July 15-17, 2022! Presented by Accessible Festivals, Inclusion Festival is an accessible music and wellness festival for everyone! Designed to accommodate all ages

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5 Common Learning Disabilities

5 Common Learning Disabilities

Students are often told that hard work is the path to success. Individuals who have learning disabilities may have to work even harder than their peers to be successful. The Learning Disabilities Association of America says learning disabilities occur due to neurobiological and/or genetic factors that alter

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How to choose the best campsite

How to choose the best campsite

Millions of people enjoy camping every year. Data from the KOA 2021 North American Camping Report indicates there were more than 94.5 million camper households throughout North America in 2020. As the world confronted the COVID-19 pandemic, North American campers took to camping in droves and intended

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How To Be An Ally for the Disability Community

How To Be An Ally for the Disability Community

By Zane Landin There are many diverse members of the disability community — people with disabilities, allies, caretakers, caregivers, and advocates. People with disabilities have advocated for themselves in unique, creative ways to survive throughout history. For the disability community to continue gaining mobility in the mainstream

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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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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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How to garden from a wheelchair

How to garden from a wheelchair

Gardening is a wonderful activity that people from all walks of life enjoy. A garden full of fresh fruits and vegetables and/or beautiful blooms can instill a sense of pride in gardeners and turn their backyards into colorful, peaceful respites. Anyone with the will to do so

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Coronavirus pandemic restrictions can help or hinder schoolchildren with anxiety disorders

Coronavirus pandemic restrictions can help or hinder schoolchildren with anxiety disorders

By Christine Nguyen, University of Toronto Parents fear children stuck at home for almost a year during the coronavirus pandemic, will lose critical social skills. And children with selective mutism, a severe form of anxiety, will lose even more. As schools reopen, everyone will wear masks, students

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Are Ticket Sales for Events Covered by the ADA?

Are Ticket Sales for Events Covered by the ADA?

By Benjamin Roussey Ticket sales for events are a covered activity under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When a venue for an event provides tickets for sale to third-party vendors (which includes online ticket vendors), the venue is required to include tickets for accessible seats. The

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