About Access Virginia
Project Access Virginia aims to facilitate a platform for direct engagement among stakeholders in their local community, and in the world. Finding strength in numbers, we seek to successfully break the barriers of participation, as well as advocate for and advance the cause of full access to people with disabilities, especially in the areas of employment, technology, transportation, health, sports and recreation, and civic engagement. We strive to create a permanent infrastructure where everyone comes together in the spirit of collaboration, discussion, and innovation around accessibility and inclusion. This infrastructure can serve as a model for cities across the country and around the world.
What is Access?
A series of locally sponsored community-wide initiatives designed to connect arts and cultural institutions, parks and recreation, stadiums, libraries and other entertainment venues with audiences with disabilities. It is also the metro portal for Project Access for All, which is home to the first database of accessible places and programs, as well as an open-source accessibility and inclusion best practices resource center. Project Access for All works on a national level and an international level, while Project Access Virginia provides a vital forum for diverse voices within a neighborhood’s own accessibility community.
How Does Project Access Virginia Work?
Project Access participating organizations and community members seek to: