Workshop - Museum Accessibility for Guests and Artists

Workshop
OMA and VSA Ohio have partnered to create a statewide accessibility workshop in five Ohio locations, June 6-20, 2018 - Museum Accessibility for Guests and Artists!

Join OMA and VSA Ohio for our statewide workshop - Museum Accessibility for Guests & Artists

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.

Workshop locations include:

  • Fremont – June 6, 2018

    Where: Hayes Presidential Library and Museums 
    When: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Registration deadline: June 4, 2018
  • Canton – June 11, 2018

    Where: Pro Football Hall of Fame
    When: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Registration deadline: June 7, 2018
  • Columbus – June 13, 2018

    Where: Columbus Museum of Art
    When: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Registration deadline: June 11, 2018
  • Athens – June 18, 2018

    Where: Southeast Ohio History Center
    When: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Registration deadline: June 14, 2018
  • Cincinnati – June 20, 2018

    Where: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    When: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Registration deadline: June 18, 2018

Registration cost – all locations: $15 OMA members; $25 non-members

Not registering online? Visit the workshop page to download a registration form and mail or email it to: [email protected]

OMA
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

When
6/6/2018 9:30 AM - 6/20/2018 12:00 PM
Where
Choose from 5 workshop locations throughout Ohio! 800 E 17th Ave Columbus, OH 43211-2497

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