Accessible Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh, N.C., is committed to making our area fully accessible to as many visitors as possible. All hospitality partners—hotels, restaurants, attractions, venues, retailers and transportation companies—are encouraged to provide stellar customer service to visitors with disabilities.



Blog Series

Disability, the Arts and Raleigh: Inclusive by Design

The City of Raleigh is very much on board with the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) Conference, the 20th edition of which comes to the Raleigh Convention Center, Aug. 1-5. So it’s fitting that while the conference is going on, one of the event’s...

Accessibility has always been embedded in the DNA for the National Women’s Theatre Festival in Raleigh, N.C., and it's a priority that comes from the top. Not only does executive director Johannah Maynard Edwards have a son with autism, she herself has an autoimmune...

The Raleigh Convention Center will take on a leading role when The Kennedy Center’s Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference (LEAD®) comes to town Aug. 1-5, serving as headquarters and primary venue throughout the event. That is entirely appropriate because...

Visual Art Exchange (VAE) has been a key part of Raleigh’s arts infrastructure since it came into being way back in 1980. All the same, VAE also occupies a unique and somewhat non-mainstream niche—one that has evolved and become more nuanced in recent years while moving...

Downtown Raleigh has changed immeasurably over the past four decades, with expansion pushing seemingly everything up and out as growth remakes the city. And yet there has been at least one constant through all of it. Since 1986, Artspace has anchored the southern end of...

The 20th annual Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference (LEAD®) is coming to Raleigh for the first time, happening Aug. 1-5 in downtown Raleigh. Run under the auspices of The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., it’s the leading event in the field of arts...

If you’re planning something, whether it’s putting on an arts event or constructing a space where one might happen, you’ll want to consider issues of accessibility through the lens of inclusive design. And Sina Bahram is here to tell you that, chances are, you’re not...