We value diversity as a unique gift to be embraced, and actively collaborate across our community to create an accessible and inclusive environment for everyone.The Centers for the Arts has a long history of providing programs for people of all ages with special needs. Programs like visits to our exhibitions that focus on touching artworks as part of our ongoing service to people who are blind or partially sighted; accessibility for those with physical disabilities and mobility impairments; working with people with dementia and their care partners. Our Let's Move! Let's Dance! program for ages 4 through 16 provides unique and meaningful dance education for youth with special needs. Our Arts for Everyone program provides opportunities for children and young adults with special needs in visual arts. And, throughout the year hundreds of young adults with special needs attend music, dance and theater performances as our special guests, thanks to Discoveries, our accessibility program providing unique performing arts experiences.
As part of our commitment, given expression by our founding members who said, 'the arts belong to everyone', we welcome the opportunity to share and help discover the arts. If you know someone who might benefit from our programs, please let them know we are here and ready to help in any way we can.
The Larry and Beverly Hinman Auditorium and the Robert and Karin Moe Auditorium and Film Center at the Center for Performing Arts are equipped with induction loops for the hearing impaired. The induction loops transmit directly to hearing aids with T-Coils (look for the instructional blue signs indicating locations) and a limited number of assistive listening devices are also available.