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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Worthwhile ways of promoting growth mindsets in your child

Worthwhile ways of promoting growth mindsets in your child

By Jessica Robinson Parenting is both a fascinating as well as a challenging journey. You want to give your child all the comfort and facilities in the world. At the same time, you also want to prepare your child for the befitting challenges of life. You do

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Inclusive Recipes for Inclusion Dining & Jams!

Inclusive Recipes for Inclusion Dining & Jams!

On Sunday April 11, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30pm EST Accessible Festivals will present Inclusion Dining & Jams, a “dinner and a show” experience for all ages and abilities featuring Ryan Montbleau. The event will be livestreamed by donation from Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, PA. Limited in-person tickets are available here. The cafe

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Weird Pride Day: Changing the narrative

Weird Pride Day: Changing the narrative

By David Gray-Hammond People have found me weird my entire life. I am autistic. I am a recovering drug addict. I have experienced psychosis. I am asexual. All of these things represent a departure from the status quo. When people ask, “What is normal?” the resounding answer

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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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The Unexpected Connection: Dancing in Cyberspace

The Unexpected Connection: Dancing in Cyberspace

By Margot Greenlee, Artistic Director, BodyWise Dance If you had told me on March 1 I’d be wearing a face mask to pick up milk, pulling on gloves to pump my gas and limiting in-person contact to my children before the month was out, I’d have looked at you

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How to Improve Inclusivity in Higher Education

How to Improve Inclusivity in Higher Education

By Bojana Petkovic It’s 2020, and it’s high time we ditched the stigma related to students with disabilities. The good news is, higher education is more accessible than ever. Thus, every student should be able to get equal opportunities to learn and develop their skills. What’s more,

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