Website offers help to Broadway-bound disabled patrons
NEW YORK (AP) — A new website hopes to help theatergoers with disabilities find Broadway shows that offer services they may need, from wheelchair ramps to American Sign Language interpreters to autism-friendly performances.
The Broadway League and the Theatre Development Fund teamed up to create the site, “Theatre Access NYC,” which lets visitors filter which performances have captioning units, hearing devices or audio description, and even note nearby parking lots or whether there are escalators.
The site offers show descriptions, reviews, details on the theaters, and policies regarding specialty devices and dates when open captioning or sign language interpretations are offered, up to 30 days in the future. Some theaters even list how wide the lobby doors are and how high the water fountain spout is.