Stories of Inclusion: Inclusive Practices at Cultural Institutions

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Image: President Obama on ADA courtesy of Exchanges Photos on FlickrAlthough it's been 25 years since the passage of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), there is still much to learn to ensure that your programs and services are fully accessible and inclusive. Don't miss this unique opportunity to attend a three-part webinar series on accessibility, Stories of Inclusion, scheduled for October 7, 14 and 28, 2015. The series, developed by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), enlists advocates and experts to explore issues of accessibility and inclusion from the perspective of visitors, staff and program users in museums, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions. Each webinar highlights case studies and examples of inclusive practice, addressing and responding to the first-hand stories of visitors with disabilities.

  • October 7: ADA@25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions
  • October 14: Responding to Visitors who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind or with Low Vision
  • October 28: Responding to Visitors with Cognitive, Developmental and Emotional Disabilities

For a special webinar viewing experience, AAM invites you to host a "Watch and Talk" event at your institution. What is that, you ask? It’s a learning experience enriched by watching a webinar and then discussing it with your colleagues, and there’s no cost to you as a host or for your attendees.

Each event consists of:

  • 30 minutes of pre-webcast networking (optional)
  • 90-minute live webcast
  • 60 minutes of post-webcast facilitated discussion or activity, with materials provided by AAM.

If you’d like to sign up to host a webinar "Watch and Talk," find more information and the RSVP form. Please respond by September 18 so there’s time to promote your event.

This series is supported by the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums, a project made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

We look forward to your participation!