Repast and Repartee Series: Access to Cultural Arts and Institutions
Like no other point in history, people with disabilities are more visible in civil society, inclusive of our cultural arts as well as our frivolities, such as television. The fall, 2013, line-up on television will include more people with disabilities as characters than ever before. In the District, institutions like the Kennedy Center, the Shakespeare Theatre, and the Smithsonian have more audio description than has ever been a reality for people with sensory disabilities. Whether it is the Americans with Disabilities Act or the convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, there are more legal frameworks than ever before, yet more work is needed to make civil rights of people with disabilities, including, their assistance dogs, a reality. The Lyceum is thusly honored that a reception will occur in the month of October to celebrate disability awareness and to advance the mission of the Lyceum of bringing people together to discuss public policy. This will be a facilitated presentation and community forum on these issues with a transcript to be published possibly in the Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law and Public Policy in its third issue.