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Information Sessions: ADA 101’s

Who is invited to come through your front door? Is hospitality ever a radical act? How does an organization go above and beyond architectural legislation? How can accessibility be affordable?

These information sessions introduce the responsibilities of the cultural institution under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and encourage the development of accessible programs. Primary, secondary, and tertiary steps toward compliance will be introduced and discussed. Don’t let fears of litigation keep you from moving forward. Join the equity and inclusion discussion of the Mass Cultural Council’s Universal Participation Initiative.

Presentation is approximately 1 hour and is followed by Q&A.

Essex Art Center
Thursday, Oct 12 10-11:30am
RSVP

Historic Deerfield
Monday, Oct 16 3:30-5pm
RSVP

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Wednesday, Oct 18 3-4:30pm
RSVP

South Shore Conservatory
Duxbury Campus
Tuesday, Oct 24 9:30-11am
RSVP

Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Wednesday, Nov 1 2:00-3:00pm
RSVP

Previously Recorded Webinars 

EBT Card to Culture Webinar
Recorded June 9, 2017
Duration: 1 hour

Featuring Anita Walker, Executive Director Mass Cultural Council; Kalyn King, Program Officer Cultural Investment Portfolio; Thomas E. Mills, Director of External Affairs, Department of Transitional Assistance; Charles G. Baldwin, Program Officer Universal Participation Initiative; Maria Cabrera, Supervisor of Community Relations Museum of Science.
During this webinar the EBT Card to Culture program is discussed, it's importance for the most vulnerable citizens of the Commonwealth, the ease by which the program can be initiated by a cultural institution, and some best practices and FAQ's.

Mass Festivals and Accessibility Webinar
Recorded June 8, 2017
Duration: 1 hour

Featuring Lisa Simmons, Program Manager Mass Festivals and Local Cultural Councils; and Charles G. Baldwin, Program Officer Universal Participation Initiative
During this webinar, several affordable methods to make your outdoor event more accessible are discussed. Primary, secondary and tertiary suggestions are provided.

Inclusive Exhibits Webinar
Recorded on June 15, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

Featuring:
Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, and Old South Meeting House.
During this webinar each organization discussed their work in creating inclusive exhibits, shared tips and lessons learned from their experience, and identified simple things you can do to make your exhibits more inclusive to all.

Inclusive Theater Webinar
Recorded on June 10, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

Featuring:  Wheelock Family Theatre, The Boston Conservatory, and Liars & Believers.
During this webinar each organization discussed their work in inclusive theater, shared tips and lessons learned from their experience, and identified simple things you can do to make your theater more inclusive to all.

Select Resources:

New England ADA Center  
Cultural Access New England (CANE)  
Institute for Human Centered Design  
VSA Mass  
CAST: Universal Design for Learning   
Partners for Youth w Disabilities
Community Access to the Arts  

 
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