Arts & Entertainment Accessibility ProgramEnhancing the Cultural Experiences of St. Louis Residents and Visitors who are Visually Impaired
The goal of the Arts & Entertainment Accessibility program is to assist local St. Louis cultural venues in improving their facilities (and websites), thus enhancing the experience of visitors with visual impairments.
As a part of this program, Stephen Kissel, former Blind Community Enrichment Associate, himself totally blind, was tasked with stimulating awareness and creativity among local museums and cultural venues in reference to making their exhibits and attractions accessible and engaging for patrons who may be either blind or visually impaired. These efforts not only resulted in a re-assessment and appraisal of present accommodations, but they also led to many new partnerships between the St. Louis Lighthouse for the Blind and local venues in order to develop new opportunities for blind and visually impaired individuals to experience history, theater, science, astronomy, wildlife, recreation, and the arts. Please see his Exploring St. Louis from a Blind Persons Perspective synopsis results below.
For those who are blind and legally blind, we hope you find the below venue(s) synopsis helpful in planning and enjoying your visit.
Introduction and Transportation
Historical Sites and Museums
- PDF – St. Louis Art Museum
- MP3 – St. Louis Art Museum
- PDF – Missouri History Museum
- MP3 – Missouri History Museum
- PDF – The Gateway Arch
- MP3 – The Gateway Arch
- PDF – The Old Courthouse
- MP3 –The Old Courthouse
- PDF – St. Louis City Museum
- MP3 – St. Louis City Museum
- PDF – The Magic House
- MP3 –The Magic House
- PDF – St. Louis Science Center & Planetarium
- MP3 – St. Louis Science Center & Planetarium
Download the complete guide in PDF
The Arts & Entertainment program is proud to present…
The Lighthouse for the Blind and the Fox Theatre are partnering to provide descriptive audio shows at the Fox! The Lighthouse will be offering to pay half the price of show tickets for a legally blind individual and their companion.
To purchase tickets to a descriptive audio show, please contact Angie Yorke at (314) 423-4333 ext. 132.
- Tickets must be purchased through Lighthouse for the Blind to receive the discounted price. Tickets purchased through the Fox Theatre will be full price.
- No refunds will be issued.
- The Lighthouse for the Blind is not responsible for operations or productions of any of the shows at the Fox Theatre. Click the link below for show dates and information.
Manager, Blind Community Enrichment