Spotlight On: Disability Pride

To mark the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the most significant Civil Rights legislation establishing the right for people with disabilities to participate fully in civic life, Lincoln Center continues to celebrate disability culture by centering Deaf and disabled artists and audiences. Our approach to accessibility mirrors our commitment to transform performing arts spaces to be more inclusive of our audiences’ identities and access needs by design, not as an afterthought or add-on. This season at Summer for the City, dozens of performances offer live captioning on personal devices, as well as ASL interpretation. To access advanced registration tickets for ASL and hard-of-hearing communities, fill out this form; for a full list of accommodations at Summer for the City, please click here.

This July’s spotlight events include adapted dance classes with Mark Morris Dance Group and ABT, virtual and in-person productions by Deaf Broadway, an evening-long celebration of Access Magic that features workshops and a silent disco, and two Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra programs in collaboration with Music: Not Impossible, a wearable technology designed for Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members. Two outdoor film screenings, presented in collaboration with ReelAbilities Film Festival, will also be announced soon! This summer programming complements year-round initiatives to engage audiences with disabilities, including Lincoln Center Moments and Passport to the Arts