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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The Benefits of Inclusion

We know that inclusive, sensory-friendly environments benefit all people. When spaces are designed to be accommodating and inclusive, the quality and diversity of conversations and interactions is greatly enhanced. By sharing and listening to the diverse perspectives of others, our self-awareness and empathy increases. When children with

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Must-have Supplies for Outdoor Events

Outdoor venues boast certain advantages over indoor facilities. That is why many concerts, movies, dramatic productions, and other types of entertainment frequently take place outside when the weather cooperates. One advantage to outdoor events is space. Parks or fields typically can hold many more participants than theaters

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How to Protect Your Hearing for the Long Haul

Aging has long been associated with hearing loss, and that association is not unwarranted. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders notes that age-related hearing loss can arise from changes in the inner ear as the body ages. However, hearing loss can affect people of

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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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Meet Katee

We love to hear from our community! This week, learn about one of our supporters, Katee Meckeler and what Accessible Festivals means to her. Below she shares a bit about herself and why music is so important to her. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a

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How to Practice Self-Care at a Music Festival

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary,” said Mandy Hale. This is an important quote dedicated to how self-care and the notion of performing acts of radical self-love is not a selfish act. It is

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