HLAA Promotes Theater Access

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HLAA Promotes Theater Access

Tue, 05/10/2016

HLAA joined theatreWashington, the Disability Rights Law Clinic at American University’s Washington College of Law, the D.C. Arts and Access Network, and the Kennedy Center’s Accessibility Office in a collaborative presentation to highlight the ways in which theaters can welcome patrons with hearing loss.

Lise Hamlin, director of public policy, joined Betty Siegel of the Kennedy Center’s award-winning Accessibility Office, and Patrick Kinser, one of the students working on the project for the Disability Rights Law Clinic. The presentation reviewed practical inclusive strategies, and provided perspectives within the cultural access community for an audience of D.C. area theater staff. A lively discussion on access issues was held after the presentations.