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                     June 7, 2016 
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WEBINAR for Art Teachers
Creating TACTILE Experience for Students 
July 12th 3:00-4:00
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Join us for a webinar featuring how to create meaningful and inclusive arts experiences for students who are blind or low vision. The first half of the webinar will feature Alice Zincone, the art teacher at Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina. Alice will present concrete ideas for lessons and projects, as well as cool ideas for materials and adaptations. The second half of the workshop will feature Brandon Cordrey, the director of exhibitions at VAE Raleigh. Brandon will provide strategies that visual arts organizations and museums can use when hosting field trips for students with low vision. He will also highlight some features of VAE's recent exhibit, TACTILE, which featured art designed to be experienced with senses beyond sight.

If you would like to partner with Arts Access to provide education and training to your staff, please contact our office at or call 919-833-9919


A New App For People With Disabilities
Jason DaSilva, who developed multiple sclerosis about 10 years ago, was recently featured on the NPR show, Marketplace where he discussed his new app, AXS Maps. The app is designed as a resource for people with disabilities to find, rate, and share the accessibility of local businesses. AXS Maps gives users the opportunity to read accessibility reviews before leaving the comfort of their own homes as well as rate the accessibility upon their return. DaSilva hopes to eventually create a virtual reality experience where users can experience a location in 3D before actually going there. Click here to read the whole story.

The Vanishing Wheelchair Theatre Presents
A new recurring series, "Birthday Magic" will be hosted the final Saturday of each month. This month's show will occur on June 25th, at 3:00 pm at the Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theatre (175 Weaverville Hwy, Suite K) in Asheville. Come celebrate your June baby's birthday! General admission is only $5.

Calls For Art!!

3 New Opportunities For Adult and Youth Artists With Disabilities


The Office of the VSA & Accessibility, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts & Disability Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, proudly presents its annual International Art Program for Children with Disabilities. Yo Soy... Je Suis... I am... the World is an exciting opportunity for children with disabilities from around the world to display their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition. Artwork must be submitted by June 8, 2016. 
For more information, click here.


CAM Raleigh is celebrating area artist of all ages with its coming exhibit, CAMstellation. They are currently accepting 2D submissions until July 3. Find out more at their website!

Arts Access is partnering with Marbles Kids Museum to present Celebrating Abilities, an art exhibit featuring the works of North Carolina students with disabilities. This opportunity is completely free and open to any school-aged children with disabilities in North Carolina. The art will be displayed throughout August, and artists will be invited to a reception on August 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm. For full details visit our website. 

Kudos To Our Partners In Access!

Arts Access is proud to have facilitated students and community advocates meeting with North Carolina History Museum staff to discuss museum accessibility.

Wake Technical Community College hosted Disability in a Day which addressed accessibility on college campuses.





Upcoming AD Performances:

Inside Out at NCMA Summer Films, June 11, 9:00pm

The Hollow at NC State Kennedy McIlwee Theatre, June 17, 7:30pm
Glass Menagerie at Raleigh Little Theatre, June 19, 3:00pm

Ragtime at Justice Theatre, June 25, 8:00pm

Zootopia at NCMA Summer Films, July 15, 9:00pm

Mary Poppins at North Carolina Theatre, July 30, 3:00pm

North By Northwest at NCMA Summer Films, August 12, 9:00pm

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