Above is a photo of a live music concert, audience hands
in the air, musicians on stage performing.
Disability Rights Oregon posts
“Know Your Rights: Accessibility at Performances
Everyone enjoys performances and festivals featuring music, theater, film, and art. However, when the venue does not provide accessibility, it denies persons with disabilities from enjoying the presentation. It may be impossible to purchase tickets, buy snacks or items from vendors, or reach the restrooms.
Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) has posted information on its website about accessibility at theaters, stadiums and performances. People with disabilities have the same rights as others to access shows, games, and other entertainment, and receive accommodation. The topics covered are:
- Before the show
- Your right to buy tickets
- Your right to accessible seating
- Your right to bring companions or personal aides
- At the show
- Your right to accessible routes and parking
- Your right to accessibility within the venue
- Your right to bring your service animal
- Your right to supertitles, subtitles, headphones, and auxiliary aids
- What if I have an access issue with a performance?
DRO’s mission is to promote and defend the rights of individuals with disabilities. It upholds the civil rights of people with disabilities to live, work, and engage in the community. The nonprofit works to transform systems, policies, and practices to give more people the opportunity to reach their full potential. Learn more about DRO by visiting the organization’s website.