Accessibility

Image description: A white woman in a teal blazer stands in the foreground, providing ASL interpretation for a Latina woman at a microphone in the background. An audience sits and watches from dimly lit tables.

Touchstone strives to create an environment where all members of our community, of all abilities, feel welcome.

Accessibility services we provide year-round:

  • Accessible restroom – available in our cafe, on the first floor
  • Wheelchair-friendly seating area – available at the top of the theatre. Rows immediately below this space may be friendly for individuals who use walkers, canes, and other assistance. Please call ahead at 610-867-1689 to reserve these spaces.
  • Image description – included throughout our social media pages and website. Please note that this is a newer initiative as of fall 2021; please contact emma@touchstone.org to help catch pages that have not been described!
  • Pre-visit tour – available for in-person or virtual access. If you or a patron you know will benefit from an introduction to the space before attending a show, please take a look at the video tour here or call 610.867.1689 to arrange a visit.


Accessibility services we provide for specific events:

  • Open Captioning – a text display of all of the words and sounds heard during a production (most commonly used for scripted productions).
  • ASL Interpretation – live interpretation by professionals to improve understanding from the Deaf or hard of hearing community (most commonly used for discussions or talk-backs).
  • Audio Description – live, spoken description for patrons with vision loss, providing information on the essential visual elements of a production.
  • Braille and Large Print Programs – modified print material allowing patrons with vision loss better access to show information.
  • Sensory Friendly Performances – events designed to create a welcoming and comfortable arts experience for people with autism or other disabilities. These performances keep a lower sound level from onstage, maintain house lights in the audience, and allow audiences flexibility to talk, move, or step away if needed.