Access Virginia Accessibility Program for Persons with Disabilities

Charity Name
Access Virginia

Charity Type

CFC Number
95310
Transcript

We created Access Virginia to allow persons with hearing loss, that are Deaf and hard of hearing, and vision loss, blind or profoundly – have profound vision loss to be able to access the performing arts theatre, to attend live theatre because I had connections to persons with hearing loss and that’s what they expressed to me, We just want to go see a show. (Dramatically Able – students with vision loss performing) (Presentation by NASA – students feeling props of space shuttle) When you’re blind and visually impaired in those times, they weren’t going to the theatre because they couldn’t see it and it wasn’t accessible, and what Lois was doing with Access Virginia, I thought it was just a great team approach, and I thought our kids would be able to perform at the Virginia Wells Theatre, and that’s how we came together.