Everyone's Invited Accessibility Consulting

Everyone's Invited

Photo:Albert, Tyler, and Laura on one of the raised viewing platforms at Bonnaroo.

Making the fun things in life accessible to everyone.

Accessible Festival

Laura Grunfeld, founder of Everyone's Invited, specializes in helping outdoor festivals improve access for people with disabilities. She has designed and developed Access Programs for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival link opens in new window, Bonnaroo Music Festival link opens in new window, Life is good Festival link opens in new window, Rothbury Festival link opens in new window, Electric Forest Festival link opens in new window, Phish Superball IX link opens in new window, and Phish Atlantic City link opens in new window. She has provided consulting and training services for HullabaLOU link opens in new window, The Big Up link opens in new window, and CID Entertainment link opens in new window, and has delivered numerous seminars.

Producers of outdoor festivals have their own set of obstacles to overcome when working to improve access for patrons with disabilities: temporary facilities, little infrastructure, rough terrain, unpredictable weather, limited budgets, and large numbers of untrained temporary staff. Laura Grunfeld understands these difficulties and can help make a festival as accessible as possible with the resources available.

Why should festivals improve their access for people with disabilities?