Let’s Write About receives Creative Learning Grant

Accessible Festivals fiscally sponsored program Let’s Write About received a Creative Learning grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center (LMCC) for “Let’s Write About Braille.” The grant will support the production of the episode as asynchronous content to be coupled with three live workshops for children of 3-8.

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Virtual Concerts & Festivals: A Guidebook to Accessibility Accommodations & Building Inclusion

2020: the Year of the Virtual Event. As COVID-19 made its way around the world, concerts, festivals, and tours came to a screeching halt. Artists ranging from the local cover band all the way to Billboard-charting stars switched on to live stream, and festivals all around the

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Portugal The Man Partners with Accessible Festivals!

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Portugal The Man are back with new single, “What, Me Worry?” – out everywhere now! Produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Harry Styles) and Ryan Tedder (Adele, Beyoncé), “What, Me Worry?” marks the first official release from the band’s long-awaited 9th studio

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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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Meet Sabeerah

Sabeerah Najee is a black, female, disabled DJ who is passionate about normalizing the conversation about race and disability in the music industry. She is a member of Soulection, which has been a cornerstone of creativity for innovative musicians, crate-digging DJs, and open-minded fans from across the world. What

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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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