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Accessibility Resources

Archived Webinars:

  • Missed Our July 2016 Webinar? Access directly here.

     

     

  • Arts for All Webinar! Access directly here

  • Arts for All Workshop in Western North Carolina have all been archived HERE                                  

  • Including Students with Emotional Disabilities and Behavior Challenges in Arts Education archived HERE

PowerPoint with notes and additional resources. Presenters include: Jessica Carter – Preschool and Elementary Age Students;  Elise Ardoyno – Middle and High School Age Students; Scott Renk http://scottrenk.blogspot.com; and Braima Moiwai www.braima.com.

  • Including Students with Physical Disabilities and Communication Barriers in Arts Education archived with additional resources here! 

 


 

Please refer to the following pages for in-depth information on accessibility resources:

  • Directory - a list of national and state resources related to arts and disability - includes our suggestions as well as organizations that have asked to be part of our Inclusive Arts Coalition
  • Venues - a list of performing arts theaters, movie theaters, museums and other facilities that offer accessibility
  • Movie Theaters - information on audio description and captioning at Triangle-area movie theaters
  • Books - a list of books related to disabilities and the arts - divided into sections for adults, children, and parents & teachers
  • DVDs - information on audio described DVDs and where to order them

Accessible Outdoor Events

 

This guide provides information to assist planners, managers, operators, and building owners in making temporary events accessible to people with disabilities.Click here to check the guide out!


CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISTS!

The Tennessee Arts Commission and VSA Tennessee has produced "A Guide to Career Development Opportunities for Visual and Performing Artists with Disabilities," a series of webinars for artists with disabilities. 

Each webinar includes inspiring stories from artists with disabilities, practical suggestions on career development, and descriptions of a wide variety of resources. Participants who complete the brief questionnaire at the end of each webinar will receive a certificate of completion.
 

Arts Access is happy to feature three pieces of literary arts focused on and/or written by people with disabilities! 

Lost in My Mind is a stunning memoir describing Kelly Bouldin Darmofal's journey from adolescent girl to special education teacher, wife and mother,despite severe Traumatic Brain Injury.


R.V. Kuser is a profoundly autistic man who works as a Teacher, Developmental Specialist, and Autism Coordinator. He is on a lifelong quest for ways to overcome personal difficulties with communication, behavior, and cognitive perception. The strategies he has developed are detailed in this book, which is targeted (but not limited) to parents, caregivers, and educators in the special-education community.

A groundbreaking memoir about love, disability and perseverance, Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll is the unlikely story of Barton and Megan Cutter, and their journey to build a successful marriage despite others' expectations.

 


INDY WEEK - MEAN STREETS

INDY Week editor Lisa Sorg wrote an excellent article about the danger of navigating Downtown Durham as a person who is blind has low vision. The article was so compelling our Executive Director, Betsy Ludwig, wrote a letter to the editor, commending INDY Week on their efforts.

Arts Access has taken special note of the Triangle's ever-growing downtown areas. You may remember our accessibility efforts with SPARKcon in Downtown Raleigh. We are happy to work with any downtown events planner who would like to make sure his or her event is accessible to all people.

- Read the INDY Week article here
- Read Betsy's Letter to the Editor

 

The Asheville Inclusive Arts Coalition that we helped to start is still going strong! They had a community meeting on October 16th. Unable to attend this meeting but still want to be involved? GREAT! Contact Polly Medlicott: polly.medlicott@gmail.com for more details.