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VOX is the Successor to StageSource A11Y

StageSource Guide to Alt Text + 3 Web Accessibility Tools:

This guide is a brief introduction to how to utilize alternative text online, in emails, and in social media, to ensure that your media is accessible for visually impaired users.

For the full guide, click here.

For a printer-friendly black and white version, click here.

For a text-only version of the guide, click here.

NEA: The NEA has several useful documents on their website. One of them is their Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook

MCC: The Massachusetts Cultural Council has a comprehensive guide to available Arts Access Services, Definitions and Resources Mass Cultural Council Access Check List

ASL Resources/Information:

Open Captioning Resources/Information:

Audio Description Resources/Information:

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Massachusetts Cultural Council UP Initiative: The MCC’s UP Inclusive Design Initiative seeks to inspire organizations to use design to anticipate and accommodate the full spectrum of human ability. UP is Universal Participation.

VSA MA: Massachusetts organization on arts and disability.

VSA Minnesota: Has practical information for administrators, artists including those with disabilities, and audiences who have questions about creating and/or attending the arts.

Cultural Access New England (CANE): CANE was founded to advance access to cultural facilities in New England for people with disabilities of all types. CANE defines accessibility broadly, to include programmatic, architectural, physical, communication, attitudinal and other forms of access. CANE takes as a basic tenet that increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases accessibility for everyone.

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Kennedy Center Leadership and Exchange in Arts and Disabilities Conference will be in Boston in August 2023!

Theater Community Benevolent Fund – Providing financial relief and assistance to individual theater practitioners in MA with dignity discretion and compassion.