Guest Post: Modeling Pretend Play on Screen

Let’s Write About is an inclusive, born-accessible children’s show exploring social-emotional themes through creative writing and inspiring inquiry-based learning with sensory activities that kids of all abilities can do at home. The show pulls from my work as a teaching artist and began as a way to

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Austin’s Story

Six months after a car accident that severed his spinal cord and took away his legs, Accessible Festivals co-founder Austin Whitney attended his first music festival. For the first time since his spinal cord injury, he was able to smile and simply enjoy life. While the accessibility

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Do What You Can With What You Have Right Now

Kunj Shah is on the board of Accessible Festivals and the founder of Live For Live Music – a music media, marketing, and production company. Originally based in Brooklyn, and now based out of Denver he has 9 years of experience producing concerts and festivals across the

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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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As the World Returns to “Normal,” How Do We Continue Accommodating the Disability Community?

A massive, positive byproduct was born from the pandemic which allowed the world to be accommodating and understanding of people and their lived experiences – including the disability community. As the world continues to slowly open up from the COVID-19 vaccination and return back to “normal,” we

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Exploring the Intersections of LGBTQ+ and Disability

“Pride isn’t accessible enough for LGBTQ+ disabled people.” Pride is about being comfortable about one’s sexuality yet disabled people are often viewed as non-sexual beings. During the month of June, the world is celebrating the LGBTQ+ community for Pride month. Pride month is a time to commemorate

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Groove Therapy Podcast Recap

Last month Executive Director Amy Pinder, Programs Director Leah Barron, and Board Member Taraleigh Weathers had a chance to have a conversation about accessibility and inclusion in the live music scene we know and love, along with Dr. Leah Taylor, an integrative mental health expert who focuses

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Creating More Accessible Work Opportunities

As the pandemic began to unfold in March 2020, workplaces across the globe adjusted their employee expectations and safety measures overnight. As a health protective measure most professional fields moved online, allowing employees to complete work responsibilities from home. This forced employers to reconsider what payable work

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Fiscal Sponsor Spotlight: Especially Everyone

Pete Kozak is a behavioral therapist, teacher, and percussionist who believes that music is among the most powerful forms of human connection, and that we are all better off when we come together to listen, dance, and celebrate life. This led him to create Especially Everyone, an inclusive,

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