Native Earth Performing Arts is pleased to have included ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, Open Captioned and otherwise accessible performances to those who identify as Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing and Blind/Low-Vision as part of the panamerican ROUTES | RUTAS panamericanas Festival produced in association with Aluna Theatre, and throughout our run of In Spirit.
Native Earth feels passionate about addressing barriers that exist not only between cultures, but also within cultures. As the managing company of the Aki Studio Theatre, we are responsible to diverse communities and individuals with a variety of abilities.
Our goal is to allow everyone to access, enjoy and participate in the creative work being presented.
With the support of the Trillium Foundation and the guidance of Rose Jacobson at Picasso Pro we connected with Elizabeth Morris, as a Deaf Community Consultant, and Wanda Fitzgerald, as a Blind Community Consultant, to guide us in our public materials, customer services and overall implementation.
We are happy to have worked with Kat Germain and Rebecca Singh as Audio Describers, Amanda Hyde as an ASL interpreter and performer, and the students of George Brown as ASL volunteer ushers.
For more information on Native Earth’s Accessibility Program and its goals send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.