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            November 29, 2016 
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Friday, Jan. 27th & Saturday, Jan. 28th

Arts Access is pleased to offer this workshop for people interested in becoming audio describers. Participants in this training are eligible to audition for Audio Describer employment opportunities with Arts Access.
What is Audio Description?
Audio Description is a narration service for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The audio describer provides an ongoing dialogue of visual events that are taking place.
Participants will Learn
-how to articulate visual details effectively and in the moment
-tips for bringing audio description back to your organization
-how to enhance the theater or gallery experience for the blind and low vision audience.

Where: Comfort Suites, Page Rd.

Cost: $300

To Register: Register online. Email Jennifer Marshburn, or call Arts Access at 919-833-9919 for more information. 

Accommodations: Comfort Suites is offering a special rate of $67.30 for attendees. Contact Comfort Suites RTP for booking information.

Light dinner will be provided Friday, and a light lunch Saturday.

As you plan your giving this holiday season...

Arts Access is still conducting its annual donation drive. With your donation, we can improve cultural arts opportunities for North Carolinians with disabilities, and promote inclusivity in arts organizations around the state. Thank you for your generosity and support. You are our CHAMPIONS!

Don't forget your tickets for DPAC's Special Sensory-Friendly Performance of

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical

DPAC presents a special sensory-friendly production of How The Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11:00 am, and there are still tickets remaining.
Special sensory-friendly features include:

  • Fewer loud noises and flashing lights during the production.

  • Quiet areas sectioned off in the lobby.

  • On-site volunteers to assist families throughout the performance

  • Detailed instructions and character comparisons for parents to download and/or print to assist communication about the event.


Sertoma Arts Center Announces Sensory-Friendly Creative Saturdays!

This event will offer accessible accommodations for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). 

The Arts Center  will provide an accepting and inclusive environment, modifications to sound and lighting, noise canceling headsets, and a quiet room.

  • Saturday December 3rd 1-3 p.m: Visual Art with Michelle Davis-Petelinz

Click here for tickets

A Special Presentation!

Join the Women’s Theatre Festival in celebrating the timeless tale of sisterly love and survival that is Little Women, with a holiday performance and high tea. During this festive event, tea and cakes will be served. There will be singing, dancing, and merrymaking! 
So come celebrate the season with the Women’s Theatre Festival, and help us promote theatrical equity and inclusion at the same time!
For tickets, click here.


Arts Access' Artist Registry

Calling all artists!!! Artists, musicians, at all levels and abilities welcome! Arts Access strives to encourage and promote the work of artists with disabilities throughout North Carolina. As a part of this goal we wanted to start a registry which will allow us to connect you with resources and help promote your work. Register here.


Kudos To Our Partners In Access!

Thank you to our generous supporters who joined us for An Evening With Arts Access at Roundabout Art Collective! It was a lovely night, and we our thankful to all who shared it with us!


Upcoming AD Performances:


Written on the Heart at Burning Coal Theatre, December 4, 2:00pm

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, at Cary Players, December 4, 3:00pm

Disney on Ice, at PNC Arena, December 10, 10:30am

Cinderella, at Raleigh Little Theatre, December 11, 5:00pm

Black Nativity at Stewart Theatre, December 19, 7:00pm 

An American in Paris at Durham Performing Arts Center, January 7, 8:00pm

Always Patsy Cline at NC Theatre, January 21, 2:00pm

Heisenberg at Burning Coal Theatre, January 22, 2:00pm

The Whipping Man at Raleigh Little Theatre, January 22, 3:00pm

The Little Mermaid at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, January 28, 2:00pm

Intimate Apparel at Playmakers Repertory, January 31, 7:30pm





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