What We Do
We’re all about accessibility – in an easy to understand and make it happen kind of way. We’ll teach you how to produce accessible marketing, speak to your workplace about the importance of access equity, or staff your event with an interpreter even if it’s less than 24 hours away.
Make Events Accessible
A space for everyone
Events can be exhilarating. Events can be overwhelming too.
Imagine attempting to scan through an event invitation and not knowing if the event will be in your primary language, if you can enter the building with ease should you be running late, or getting to the event only to experience overwhelm in an auditory or visual way.
We’ll make sure your event is fully accessible from inception to close.
Foster Workplace Diversity
A safe place to work
Diversity is crucial to the success of any modern business in the United States. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 19.3% of people living with a disability were employed in 2019. By contrast, the employment population ratio for people living without a disability was 66.3%.
Why the gap? More often than not, it’s: perceived limitations, systemic barriers, or fear of the unknown. Every single person deserves to feel genuinely safe, welcome and free to be 100 percent themselves 100 percent of the time.
It starts from the top down. We’ll take you there.
Make America more accessible
Charitable contributions provide our team with the opportunity to scale at a pace that is adequate to the real-time accessibility needs of individuals, communities and organizations.
Your donation makes a direct impact toward increasing social equity for people living with physical and psychological differences. At Invest In Access, we have a proven track record of success, the expertise required to do the work and together with your help:
We will make a significant dent toward making America more accessible for everyone.
Accessibility For Your Growing Business
61 million adults in the United States live with a disability.
That is equal to 1 in 4 adults living with different access needs who simply want to freely enjoy their lives without the accessibility barriers that society puts upon them.
When you mitigate barriers, and equalize the needs of the disability community, you create a wider audience for your business goals. More individuals will attend your events, buy your products and try your services.
With just a little guidance from Invest In Access you can build a wider demographic of people who know, enjoy and love your brand.
Broadway & Theater
Film & Production
Invest In Access is professional, collaborative, and communicative. Angela Johnson has a deep passion for widening accessibility, and she exhibits that beautifully through her expert work and generous spirit. Invest In Access secured ASL with immense care and their work would be a boon to any performing arts organization.
-Billy McEntee (he/him), Communications Associate, Playwrights Horizons
Invest In Access has been an incredibly amazing ally and partner in bringing awareness to equitable access and pushing for the new standard in inclusivity. Small steps go far and Invest In Access ensures that they are taking opportunities at every step on all fronts through collaboration.
Angela Johnson and her team over at Invest In Access are top tier! IIA has been securing interpreters for us since June 2020; elevating our programming in ways we’ve dreamed about since our inception. Making accessibility a priority is done with ease with Invest In Access, and with a quick turn around, we can always ensure our commitment to this priority.
– Dria Brown; she/her, Chief of Staff, Broadway Advocacy Coalition
NAMT first worked with Invest In Access for our online Fall Conference in 2020. It was not only our first time hiring ASL interpreters, but also our first large-scale online event. Invest In Access was so easy to work with, and the team was a joy to have in the virtual room. I'm very grateful for their guidance and flexibility, and we're looking forward to working with them again both online and in-person.
– Adam Grosswirth; he/him, Member Services Director, National Alliance for Musical Theatre
When our team first contacted Invest In Access, we were so excited to chat. At least 20% of our excitement to connect was based on how strong Angela Johnson's emoji game was, and the other 80% was because we were blown away by Angela’s expertise, warmth and knowledge. She continues to nail it on both fronts.
– Jessica Ryan & Joseph White, CEO & COO, Broadway Unlocked
Invest In Access helps bridge the gap between events and accessibility with seamless, turnkey solutions. Contacting Angela is at the top of my list whenever I receive a contract for a new event.
– Avery Risch (he/him), Tour Manager, First Point Touring Co.
Services We Provide
American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, natural language that has the same linguistic properties as spoken languages, with grammar that differs from English. It is the primary language of many North Americans who identify as Deaf or Hard of Hearing and is used by many hearing people as well.
The United States Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of the Titles, and Revisions of the ADA, will ensure that organization is carrying out equitable best practices of inclusion. That’s where we come in.
Captioning your audio content is an essential process step that ensures your message can reach individuals who identify as Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Moreover, captioning benefits everyone. Whether you’re in the market to learn how to self caption or you’re seeking an expedited way to get your content captioned, we’re here to help.
Onsite or Virtual
Ensuring that your event is accessible from inception saves you time and money. Check accessibility logistics off your list early and feel at ease knowing you’ve done the work to ensure that everyone who attends your event can enjoy the same equitable experience.
‘The best of intentions’ can land you between a rock and a hard place. Leave the writing to us. We’ll ensure that you’re striking an appropriate tone as it relates to accessibility, and teach you one or two things along the way.
Virtual Accessibility Consulting
It’s more important than ever before to know the ins and outs of virtual accessibility: what it is, what it entails and how to effectively reach the widest audience possible. We’ll jump on a virtual conference call, learn your circumstance, and advise you the best way to move forward.
Access We’ve Provided
Donate To Our Cause
We work non-stop in order to leave behind a more accessible America for future generations and value your contribution to our growth.
Ways to give:
Invest In Access is proud to be recognized as an Amazon Smile charitable organization. To select Invest In Access as your charity of choice, click here, and .5% of your overall purchase will be donated to IIA each time you shop.
Does your workplace utilize Benevity for charitable giving? If so, locate Invest In Access in the Benevity Cause Portal and your workplace may match your contribution.
3. Text INVEST to 202-519-5200
Invest In Access was founded as a remote-first organization, on Anishinaabeg land, in 2018. Remote-first is a highly accessible workplace model for members of the disability community, and the global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has proven that remote-first benefits may have additional environmental and economic benefits too.