Access Thursday Lineup Announced for FY21
Access Thursdays are an opportunity for colleagues to get together for peer-to-peer learning around specific issues related to cultural access. Individuals with knowledge and experience in a specific area will be invited to join in the discussion, and representatives from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network Project committee will also participate in the discussions.
All events will be Closed Captioned.
Register Here for one or more of the following events!
How to Make Your Virtual Programming Events Accessible
Thursday, February 4 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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As cultural organizations are increasing their virtual programming offerings, this is a perfect opportunity to expand an organization's reach by ensuring that its virtual programming is accessible to those with hearing loss, those who are Deaf, and those with vision loss. Hear from a panel of cultural colleagues who will share their experiences and insights on how to make virtual arts events accessible.
David Chu, Founder, C2 (Caption Coalition)
Richard Denney, Director of Audience Services, The Public Theatre
Beth Prevor, Cultural Access Coordinator, New Jersey Theatre Alliance and Executive Director, HandsOn
Websites: An Essential Tool to Market Your Accessible Programs and Services
Thursday, March 4 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
As we all know, websites are critical in branding our organizations and sharing important information with the public about our programs and services. Learn how to make your website accessible, especially to those with vision loss, and best practices in promoting your accessible accommodations and services on your website.
Guest Speaker: Walei Sabry, Digital Accessibility Coordinator, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication
Advisory Boards-Access and Inclusion Advocates
Thursday, April 1 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
As organizations move forward in ensuring that their programs and facilities are accessible and marketing their accommodations to the public, the Cultural Access Network Project has always been a strong advocate of advisory boards. Learn how to set up an advisory board, the characteristics of an advisory board member, and roles and responsibilities. The benefits of sharing an advisory board with other organizations in your community will also be discussed.
A panel discussion will be moderated by Beth Bienvenu, Director, Office of Accessibility, National Endowment for the Arts
Virtual Programming-A Continued Conversation on How to Plan for a Hybrid of Accessible Live and Virtual Events
Thursday, May 6 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Speakers to be determined.
The Cultural Access Awards
Thursday, June 24 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Awards will be presented to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and innovation in making arts and culture accessible in their communities. The awards presentation will be preceded by a keynote speaker and panel on the intersection of disability justice and anti-racism.