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    Cultural Inclusion

    Boston Ballet's All Access Performance of The Nutcracker

    Posted Sunday December 10 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Nutcracker Performance

    Boston Ballet's first ever All Access Performance of "The Nutcracker" will take place Tuesday, December 19 2017 at 7:30 pm at Boston Opera House.

    Additional accommodations and supports make this performance more accessible for individuals with disabilities and those who would benefit from:

    - A digital "Social Story" to preview the Opera House experience and story of The Nutcracker
    - Live audio-described performance
    - Audio enhanced equipment provided
    - Large print Playbills
    - ASL interpretation
    - Specialized seating options

    BONUS TOUCH TOUR: Those going to the performance are invited to attend a Touch Tour at 19 Clarendon Street on Sunday, December 17 2017 at 2 pm that allows participants to physically and tactilely experience elements of the show including props, costumes, and characters.

    Tickets are $35 - mention the All-Access Performance when you call the Box Office at 617-695-6955.

    Beyond the Spectrum - MFA Boston

    Posted Monday December 04 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Students at the MFA

    Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites you to Beyond the Spectrum, a specially designed program for children ages 8–12 on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger's Syndrome, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  The program meets one Saturday per month from 10:30 am – 12 pm.  Each class lasts an hour and a half and combines gallery exploration with an art-making activity.

    Upcoming classes:
    January 6, 2018
    February 3, 2018
    March 3, 2018
    April 7. 2018
    May 5, 2018
    June 2, 2018

    $9 per child (includes materials and Museum admission).

    Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are only available online.

    Visit the MFA website for more info and to purchase tickets.

    Contact info - artfulhealing@mfa.org 617-369-4027

    Hands-On Training Session for NCAM's Free CADET Software

    Posted Monday November 20 2017 at 5:17 pm

    CADET Software

    The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH has developed free downloadable captioning software, the Caption and Description Editing Tool (CADET V2.0), that allows users to easily and affordably produce high-quality caption files that are compatible with any media player and any web browser.  CADET can also be used to generate audio-description scripts.  CADET enables schools, government agencies, colleges and universities, and non-profits to affordably provide captions with their video content.  Captions benefit a broad audience, including people who are deaf or hard of hearing, those for whom English is not a native language, and those who rely on captions in situations where the volume cannot be turned on or up.

    Attend a free CADET training session at WGBH's studio in the Boston Public Library followed by Q&A with the experts who developed it.

    December 7, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:30pm
    WGBH Studio in the Boston Public Library and Newsfeed Cafe
    700 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

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