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August 13   -   ArtsJournal: music

Here's How Theatres Can Welcome And Work With Professional Artists With Disabilities

This is practical info. First of all, silence around accessibility is not going to help. Second, plan ahead. "If you want to produce a play that has three Deaf characters, start allocating money for professional ASL interpreters several months in advance. If you want to stage an inclusive musical in a 'historical' venue that is inaccessible to performers who use wheelchairs, start researching retro-fits and accessible ramps, and make friends with an architect or designer who can help."

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