ACCESS News is a unique news, information, and civic learning television program presented in American Sign Language that includes student-produced content and targets underserved communities separated by access to information. Our plan is to air each program on KLRU-TV Austin-PBS and upload to an interactive web platform for in-depth online discussions.

ACCESS News bridges the gap that impedes social, economic and educational advancement and helps targeted residents participate in the creation of news and information that will transform the quality and breadth of civic learning and civil responsibility in the Austin community. ACCESS News is made possible through the work of Civication, Inc. and . . .

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed and engaged communities and lead to transformational change. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.

The Austin Community Foundation is a unique, not-for-profit connection between donors from all walks of life and the broad spectrum of efforts that improve our evolving community. The Foundation brings an efficiency of scale to donors, allowing charitable dollars to go as far as possible toward improving life for all Central Texans.

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