Orlando, Florida, April 6, 2021 – Orlando Fringe, producers of the nation’s longest-running independent Fringe theatre festival, announced 26Health as the Title Sponsor of their brand new Accessibility and Inclusion Program. The 30th Annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival runs May 18-31, 2021, in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park.
Founded in 2011 as a non-profit 501c3 corporation, 26Health was established to meet the complete needs of the LGBTQ+ and ally community. The comprehensive wellness community offers quality care and services, including affordable healthcare, mental health care, a drug discount program, adoption services, and aesthetic services for all Central Floridians regardless of their ability to pay. The sponsorship with 26Health will move Orlando Fringe closer to achieving its goal of being 100% accessible to all patrons.
“At 26Health Orlando, our staff is composed of LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ allies that are culturally, physically, and hearing diverse, female, single parent, young, and aging staff members. What they share — besides being very well-trained — is a commitment to the Central Florida LGBTQ+ healthcare community,” stated Co-CEO/Co-Founder/COO, Robert Baker-Hargrove. “Being the Title Sponsor for the Accessibility and Inclusion Program continues to support our message of inclusion and acceptance.”
With the assistance of 26Health as the Title Sponsor, the Accessibility & Inclusion Program will provide ASL-interpreted performances for patrons who are deaf and hard of hearing. Additionally, audio-described performances will be offered for patrons who are blind or have low vision, and increased accessibility and inclusion training will be implemented for all staff and volunteers.
“We are beyond thrilled to have begun this partnership with 26Health,” adds Joyce Arbucias, Orlando Fringe Board of Directors and Chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee. “Orlando Fringe and 26Health share a common passion and commitment for providing accessible services and access to theatrical performances for the Central Florida community. We couldn’t imagine a more perfect fit, and we are so grateful for their generosity which will bring these crucial programs to life.”
For more information on Orlando Fringe, you can visit their website at orlandofringe.org. If you would like more information about 26Health, visit 26health.org.