Stories of Inclusion: ADA@25 and Universal Design at Cultura

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Stories of Inclusion: ADA@25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions

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Stories of Inclusion: ADA@25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions

Presented in collaboration with the Education Committee (EdCom)and Diversity Committee (DivCom), Professional Networks of the American Alliance of Museums. Supported by the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums, a project of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); and the Museum Access Consortium, New York (MAC) This project was supported in part by a grant from IMLS. Any views, finding, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of IMLS.

In this webcast, accessibility experts and advocates discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the principles of Universal Design in the context of larger social movements and the spectrum of regulations and recommendations that impact museums, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions.



Valerie Fletcher, executive director, Institute for Human Centered Design, Boston; Betty Siegel, director of VSA and Accessibility, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC; Beth Ziebarth, director, Smithsonian Institution Accessibility Program, Washington, DC; Rebecca Bradley, manager of access programs, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Rebecca McGinnis, senior museum educator, access & community programs, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Katya Pereyaslavska, librarian, accessibility initiatives, and visiting program officer, Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC; ScholarsPortal, Ontario Council of University Libraries, Toronto; Christine Reich, director of exhibit development and conservation, Museum of Science, Boston;  Sheri Levinsky-Raskin, assistant vice president, education & evaluation, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York, NY; Francesca Rosenberg, director of community and access, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Edward Van Gemert, vice provost for libraries, University of Wisconsin, Madison (and ARL Accessibility and Universal Design Working Group)


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