Athens City Commission on Disabilities Thanks NMF For Increased Accessibility

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Over the years the Nelsonville Music Festival has made a number of changes to make the festival more accessible. The Athens County Commission on Disabilities wanted to publicly thank the festival for the changes. This is a letter penned by Lara Edge, the chair of the Athens City Commission on Disabilities. 
The Athens City Commission on Disabilities wants to publicly thank Tim Peacock, Executive Director of Stuart’s Opera House, and all NMF organizers who worked with Noah Trembly Enterprises (Noah Trembly is a Commission member) and other Commission members, including Brian Bucher and Davey McNelly, over the last few years to help make the festival more accessible to people with disabilities.Changes they made include:
• A designated camping area for people with disabilities that includes accessible bathroom facilities
• An elevated, accessible viewing platform to view the main stage
• More accessible parking
• Improved signage so people with disabilities can find what they needMore people with disabilities are now able to enjoy the festival. People like 14-year-old Adyn Bucher, daughter of Brian Bucher, who uses a wheelchair & LOVES live music.The focus that the NMF has put on making the festival more accessible has really positioned itself above all the other festivals Adyn Bucher has attended – especially the elevated platform and increased accessible parking.Adyn Bucher and her family have attended the festival nearly every year for the last 10 years – each year noticing improvements. We want to acknowledge this effort by the NMF staff, and thank them for making this festival more inclusive!