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Our Mission:

L.E.A.D.

Lighting & Epilepsy AWareness Development

L.E.A.D. DIY aims to educate artists, venues, and live-music lovers about the effects of intense lighting on photosensitive audience members. L.E.A.D. provides free signage to people who work in music to hang at shows depending on the intensity of the lighting.

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Our Mission

L.E.A.D. DIY aims to educate artists, venues, and live-music lovers about the effects of intense lighting on photosensitive audience members. L.E.A.D. provides free signage to people who work in music to hang at shows depending on the intensity of the lighting.

 
 

Our Goals

L.E.A.D. DIY tries to provide signage about the level of light being used at a show to any and all people involved in the music industry for free. Our hope is that distributing signs will not only keep show-goers with epilepsy and other forms of light sensitivity safe, but also remind and educate others to be conscious of light-sensitivity.

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800+

fliers distributed

Since June of 2018, L.E.A.D. DIY has distributed over 500 laminated signs and countless looseleaf fliers and educational materials.

 

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28 States & the u.k.

L.E.A.D. has shipped laminated signs to 28 states, with others being distributed by friends on their cross-country tours. Signs have also been distributed across the U.K. by our partners at The Platypus Zine.

 
 

$2K

two Thousand Dollars Raised

Over the course of the past few months, L.E.A.D. has raised over $2000 in donations & fundraising with the help of artists international.

 
 

CAUTION SIGNS

Here are some example signs that would be great to print out and hang at shows! You're welcome to print these out and use them - scoll to the bottom of this page for PDFs. But writing "EPILEPSY SAFE" or "STROBE LIGHT WARNING" on a piece of paper and taping it on the front door works just as well!

 

LOW RISK

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This flyer is for use at shows where no lighting is in use, or the lighting is very minimal.

Why even hang a sign if there aren't any lights, you ask? Let's normalize people looking for signage, or being curious about what epilepsy is and learning about photosensitivity!  

WARNING

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If you're positive that some intense lighting is going to be used- either strobe lights or continuous bright flashing lights- hang a sign like this! Along with one of these signs, make sure your staff is educated on how to care for a person if they have a seizure. Check out the Seizure First Aid page for more info. 

FAQ

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General info about seizures and questions about epilepsy you may not have known!

CAUTION

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You may want to use a flyer like this one if you're unsure what the lights may be like at the show-Always air on the side of caution! 
 


FIRST AID

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A handy-dandy flyer with the how-to's of seizure first aid!

Make sure to read the do's and don't's of helping someone who's having a seizure. 

FORTUNE TELLERS

Feeling crafty? Print out one of these sheets and fold it for a fun craft AND some epilepsy education. Play with your friends, just like back in grade school

 
 
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All proceeds from our (currently under construction but still functional) shop benefit L.E.A.D. DIY directly.

Get Involved

request a packet

Fill out your contact info to receive a packet containing information about Epilepsy and 2 of each type of sign.

Ask for help

If you feel uncomfortable asking to be accommodated with lighting at a show, contact us and we will reach out for you!

Make a Donation

All contributions to L.E.A.D. DIY go to sending signs to those who work in music, and distributing info materials to music lovers.

Donate