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Texas Public Radio presents the 9th annual AccessAbility Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at El Mercado. The event is free and open to the public. AccessAbility Fest brings together businesses and organizations to share information, resources, ideas and support for people with all types of disabilities and special needs. The Fest celebrates these individuals and aims to provide them with a fun-filled and educational day that will be memorable. Caregivers of individuals with special needs and disabilities will find support and resource information to benefit them and their loved ones.The schedule of activities for AccessAbility Fest 2015 includes demonstrations, entertainment, a mascot parade, games and much more. And since it is happening just a few days after Halloween, attendees are encouraged to wear their costumes. Finalists will be selected to participate in the costume contest, where they will compete for fun and valuable prizes. Ample parking is available in close proximity, and shuttle buses are provided for those in need. We encourage you to join us this year to celebrate and spread awareness for those with disabilities.Find out more about the next AccessAbility Fest, which is happening on November 8, online at:www.accessabilityfest.comAccessAbility Fest 2015 is hosted by Texas Public Radio and disAbilitysa.org and is made possible by:Anchor Sponsors: Wave Healthcare, H-E-B and Valero Energy FoundationBenefactor Sponsors:AACOG – Alamo Service Connection, Deaf Interpreter Services and PCSICharter Sponsors:Apple Home Care Medical Supply, Exceptional Kids, Jordan Ford Mobility, Red McCombs Toyota, Respite Care and Wells FargoSpecial thanks to the City of San Antonio for providing the event venue.00000174-b11b-ddc3-a1fc-bfdbb1dd0001

Images and Videos from AccessAbility Fest 2012

AccessAbility Fest 2012 was a fun- and information-filled event  on Sunday, October 28. More than 3,000 people (and zombies!) filled HemisFair Park. Even the Sith Shadow Council of Texas was on-hand, making children and adults smile and reach for their light sabers.

Victor J. Settles provided the following video of Darth Vader's AccessAbility Fest experiences:

Miss Wheelchair America 2012, Mariah Kilbourne attended as well, and judged the costume contest. Mariah posed for photos with contest entrants and AccessAbility Fest attendees.

Several participating individuals and organizations also posted videos or photos of their AccessAbility Fest performances.
TamboRhythms Drumming:

Eddie McAfee:

Unicorn Steppers: 

Now about those zombies...
The San Antonio Annual Zombie Walk took place in the same location later that day, but many zombies came out early and visited AccessAbility Fest.  Who knows? Maybe next year there will be a Zombie Area.