2011 Southwest Conference on Disability, Oct. 4-7

The UNM Center for Development and Disability is hosting its annual Southwest Conference on Disability, Tues. – Fri., Oct. 4-7, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. This is one of the largest disability conferences in the country, hosting hundreds of disability providers and participants with disabilities from around the nation.

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., in the convention center’s main ballroom there will be a live music and art performance by Sight.Sound.Soul. Esteemed artist John Bramblitt will paint in tandem with performance music from renowned New Orleans jazz pianist Henry Butler. Both artists are blind.

The performance is open to the public and free for conference participants. Individual tickets are $10 at the door.

The performance will be described in real time by American Sign Language interpreters, open captioning video and audio description for audience members who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hearing impaired.

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