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Current News, Meetings & Events


 Read this New York Times article about a growing trend in Fashion: Clothing design for all abilities!  


Arts Learning Community for Universal Access

We are proud to renew our collaboration with the 2016-2017 Arts Learning Community. Funded in part by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, the program will continue to advocate for and improve access to the arts for people with disabillities. We thank our partners in this effort:

     Arts Together     Artspace

     Cary Visual Art     CAM Raleigh

     International Focus     NC Arts Council

     NCSU Gregg Museum     NCSU Theater

     PineCone     Sertoma Art Center

     Visual Art Exchange  



Accessible Outdoor Events

This guide provides information to assist planners, managers, operators, and building owners in making temporary events accessible to people with disabilities.Click here to check the guide out!

Career Development for Artists!

The Tennessee Arts Commission and VSA Tennessee has produced "A Guide to Career Development Opportunities for Visual and Performing Artists with Disabilities," a series of webinars for artists with disabilities. 

Each webinar includes inspiring stories from artists with disabilities, practical suggestions on career development, and descriptions of a wide variety of resources. Participants who complete the brief questionnaire at the end of each webinar will receive a certificate of completion.


Arts Access is happy to feature three pieces of literary arts focused on and/or written by people with disabilities! 

Lost in My Mind is a stunning memoir describing Kelly Bouldin Darmofal's journey from adolescent girl to special education teacher, wife and mother,despite severe Traumatic Brain Injury.

R.V. Kuser is a profoundly autistic man who works as a Teacher, Developmental Specialist, and Autism Coordinator. He is on a lifelong quest for ways to overcome personal difficulties with communication, behavior, and cognitive perception. The strategies he has developed are detailed in this book, which is targeted (but not limited) to parents, caregivers, and educators in the special-education community.

A groundbreaking memoir about love, disability and perseverance, Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll is the unlikely story of Barton and Megan Cutter, and their journey to build a successful marriage despite others' expectations.


INDY Week - Mean Streets

INDY Week editor Lisa Sorg wrote an excellent article about the danger of navigating Downtown Durham as a person who is blind has low vision. The article was so compelling our Executive Director, Betsy Ludwig, wrote a letter to the editor, commending INDY Week on their efforts.

Arts Access has taken special note of the Triangle's ever-growing downtown areas. You may remember our accessibility efforts with SPARKcon in Downtown Raleigh. We are happy to work with any downtown events planner who would like to make sure his or her event is accessible to all people.

- Read the INDY Week article here
- Read Betsy's Letter to the Editor


The Asheville Inclusive Arts Coalition that we helped to start is still going strong! They had a community meeting on October 16th. Unable to attend this meeting but still want to be involved? GREAT! Contact Polly Medlicott: for more details.




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