Wednesday, March 27, 2024
1:00–2:30pm ET | 10:00–11:30am PT

Breaking Barriers: Outdoor Concerts and Accessible Event Planning

As we activate public spaces, how do we ensure we are creating joyous community destinations for all—including those with seen and unseen disabilities? During this 90-minute virtual session, you will learn how to make your events more accessible and inclusive! Training will be facilitated by a representative from Accessible Festivals, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that live music, events, and recreational experiences are accessible to people of all abilities. Our conversation together will be tailored to ensure that participants receive the information most helpful to providing more comprehensive accessibility to their communities.

We invite you to join your Levitt peers from across the country for an in-depth discussion sharing best practices and tips for welcoming and interacting with guests of various abilities in a respectful, caring manner. Find more information about the session and RSVP below.


In this EDI training, you and your Levitt peers will learn:
  • Practical information for planning an accessible and inclusive event that welcomes all abilities
  • Considerations for those with autism, sensory-processing issues, developmental disabilities, mobility issues, deaf/hard of hearing individuals and blindness/visual impairment
  • Knowledge about ADA laws, specific modifications for different disability types, and accommodations that will make an event feel truly welcoming to guests of all abilities

Please see below for speaker biography.


Leah Barron

Accessible Festivals

Leah Barron, MAT, RYT 200 is the Programs Director for Accessible Festivals, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that music and recreational activities are inclusive and accessible for all people. Leah is also the co-founder of Inclusion Festival, a music and wellness festival thoughtfully designed to be sensory-friendly and accessible, and she is the Director of Online Programs for Circles of Communication, an integrative therapy service provider that specializes in supporting neurodivergent teens and adults. Leah is a special education teacher and registered yoga teacher with experience working in a variety of settings including public schools, private studios, home-based instruction, and virtual class instruction. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga and recreation with individuals of all ages and abilities.