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Workshop – Museum Accessibility for Guests & Artists
June 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm$15 – $25
OMA and VSA Ohio have partnered to create a statewide accessibility workshop in five Ohio locations, June 6-20, 2018!
Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans has a disability? That number grows with the baby boomer population and other market subsets. Museums and cultural institutions around the world are stepping up their game to be more accessible for people with disability. We all want to achieve our missions and welcome more people, but we can’t truly be inclusive until we’re accessible. You will find that as you make considerations for disability, you are more welcoming to the whole community.
In this workshop we’ll discuss disability history and trends, accessibility 101 (including customer service), specific adaptations you can make for your programs, and how to approach the authentic inclusion of artists with disabilities in your spaces. The goal of these workshops is to demystify access into something that is manageable, not necessarily expensive, and ways to make it a priority at your organization (big or small).
The workshop will be led by Erin J. Hoppe, executive director of VSA Ohio, a statewide organization making the arts more accessible, and include guest speakers from the disability community.
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