Category: Events

Pacific Northwest Ballet Rep2: Beyond Ballet

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Two male dancers dressed in white slowly moving into the splits

  Everyone deserves to access live events – the magic of live theater or dance is a moving experience we should all be able to access. Dance is often overlooked as a sensory concern, but like any stage production, there are often acoustic and lighting impacts on those with sensory processing disabilities. This week we…



What the Pandemic should teach us about accessibility

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a photo of the audeince at a Twenty One Pilots show in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena

  I have been blessed in the last week to see live performances across three different cities and states. From a concert in an arena of 25,000 people in Columbus, Ohio, to an intimate club show in Atlanta, Georgia to beautiful ballet in Seattle, the words I heard echoed at each show was “Oh how…



Sensory Friendly versus Sensory Accessible

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A young boy with sensory headphones experiencing a rock concert in Milan, Italy.

  In the world of events, accessibility has only recently been part of the planning process, and even then, usually only mobility is at the forefront. Those with less visible disabilities, such as Autism, hearing differences or low vision are usually left out of the accessibility design process. However, as venues and events start broadening…



Sensory Recommendations for PAX West

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A photo of the crowd at PAX West in Seattle

PAX West is a generally loud and busy event, but some sensory tools can make it an amazing experience!  We brought our neurodiverse team, including an autistic teen, to PAX this year to fully review sensory accessibility at PaX west for those that are Autistic or have Sensory processing differences. Expo Hall The Expo Hall…



Online Holiday Events Guide

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Find some virtual holiday-themed events this December! We are updating our calendar with a wide variety of accessible online shows and events. Click here to view the calendar, or go to the international tab under our events section on our website. Reach out to us with any questions at contact@sensoryaccessforall.com



The Aragon Ballroom – Chicago

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Inside Aragon Ballroom

The Aragon Ballroom is a beautiful venue in North Chicago that holds 5,000 people.  It holds a variety of events from smaller bands to occasional big acts lie the 1975 and Twenty one Pilots this year for 2019’s The Nights We Stole Christmas Event held by WKQX 101.1 FM. This venue looks fairly ordinary from…



Sensory Access at Capitol Hill Block Party Festival

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Photo of stage at CHBP in Seattle

  This was the second year that Sensory Access was able to volunteer and provide Sensory accessibility at Capitol Hill Block Party Festival in Seattle.  Nestled near downtown on Capitol Hill, the music festival closes off several streets and features a wide variety of artists from local PNW favorites to top artists such as Lizzo.…



Sensory Access at Capitol Hill Block Party

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  CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY IS AN ANNUAL 3-DAY FESTIVAL CELEBRATING MUSIC, ART AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD ITSELF IN THE HEART OF SEATTLE… Unlike your typical festival experience, CHBP showcases some of the city’s best local bars, restaurants, and retail shops alongside incredible bands, art shows, community events, and political activism. This 6-stage music and arts…



Deck The Hall Ball 2018

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Deck The Hall Ball is an annual multi-band concert hosted by Seattle’s radio station 107.7 The End at WaMu Theater. With a fantastic 2018 lineup including Billie Eilish, Bastille, and Death Cab For Cutie, this Seattle event is perfect for those who want to experience something more than a concert, but less than a festival.…