At a public meeting today, the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) board approved nearly $125,000 in funding for accessibility improvements across the region as part of its "Regional Assets are for Everyone" initiative. The new money will improve accessibility to arts and culture programming for people with hearing and vision loss and mobility concerns, as well as heighten sensory experiences for everyone.
"Since its inception, RAD has been committed to making our regional assets accessible and welcoming to everyone, and the new projects funded today will enhance the experience of millions of people, both indoors and outside," said Dusty Elias Kirk, RAD Board Chair. "We're particularly excited that the grant to the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is for portable technology that will be available for shared use by any cultural organization to make programs accessible to those with hearing and vision loss."
At the same meeting, the board also approved the guidelines and application for year 2017 funding. The application is available online to eligible applicants on Friday, June 3rd.