Round Two: Art and accessibility without assumptions
Thursday, September 27, 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT [PASSED]
- Leah Krauss, senior program officer for Dance and Special Projects, Mertz Gilmore Foundation
- Anne Mulgrave, manager of Grants and Accessibility, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Session 7 of the 2018 Webinar Series.
A recording of this presentation is available here.
In mainstream culture, there are communities and identity groups who are overlooked, devalued, and passively dismissed. As we move towards a more inclusive and equitable culture, it is critical that we evaluate our understanding of how to be more welcoming, inclusive, and equitable. Last year we talked about the history of accessibility in the United States, types of accessibility, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year we brought back Anne Mulgrave, manager of Grants and Accessibility, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and Leah Krauss, senior program officer for Dance and Special Projects, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and Krauss’ special guest, Alice Sheppard, choreographer and dancer who is disabled. They will provide an overview of welcoming people with disabilities and funding disability arts projects, and they will discuss Sheppard’s piece DESCENT which she says “obliterates assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be…”
General Arts Accessibility:
- Self-Assessment form for Arts Organizations The place for arts managers to begin an organizational accessibility audit.
Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook
- The NEA handbook on accessibility Soon to be replaced by an interactive website
- The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts/Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability A series of free online resources covering many accessibility topics in an arts and culture setting.
Accessible On-Line Ticketing
- Kennedy Center Tip Sheet
- Webinars on accessible online ticketing
- Wheelchair Seating Hold and Release Policies
- Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design
- Programmatic Accessibility Guidelines for National Park Service Interpretive Media
- A Picture is Worth 300 Words
- WebAIM An understandable source for online accessibility, WebAIM conducted original research on how people with disabilities use technology as well as a curated list of valuable resources.
- The Wave accessible website evaluation tool will check any website for accessibility issues, identify them and provide instructions on how to correct them
- Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)
- Effective Interaction: Communicating With and About People with Disabilities in the Workplace (U.S. Department of Labor)
General ADA Guidance:
National ADA Center
The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
- Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Resources Including archived webinars on all sorts of ADA issues put together by the folks whose job it is to teach people how to comply with the ADA
- Webinar: Understanding the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Signage
US Access Board
- Guidance on complying with current ADA including animations and recreation facilities
- Animations illustrating physical accessibility standard for most common issues
US Department of Justice:
- Useful guidance on how to implement the ADA includes basic info and tips for more difficult issues
DOJs most useful guidance for arts organizations
Accessible Events and Meetings: