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CAN Webinars & Access Thursday Archives

2023 Recorded Archives

Customer Service: Creating a Welcoming Environment

January 5, 2023

To ensure that all patrons/visitors with disabilities feel welcomed at your organization and cultural event, organizations need to provide educational opportunities and tools for staff and volunteers. This session will provide strategies on how organizations can provide a more inclusive experience for all its patrons/visitors with disabilities.

Invisible/Non-Apparent Disabilities

February 2, 2023

Not all disabilities are visible or apparent. People with non-apparent disabilities are a growing population. especially as the COVID pandemic continues. As access needs are being re-evaluated to accommodate disabilities, those with invisible disabilities are often unacknowledged. Learn how invisibility is both a privilege and a problem and what organizations can do to welcome this very large segment of the population.

Creating a Sensory Experience for Those Who are Blind/Low Vision

March 2, 2023

Learn how to design a tactile cultural experience for those who are Blind/Low Vision. Case studies of sensory experiences in theatre and music settings will be shared.

ALD Systems Training with Mark Annunziato of Sound Associates

March 27, 2023

Don’t miss this learning session with Mark Annunziato of Sound Associates where you will learn how to use the listening enhancement devices, how to connect the devices to your sound systems, and general usage knowledge.

Accessibility in Outdoor Environments

April 6, 2023

What are the legal requirements and accessibility standards to help organizations develop a deeper understanding of how people with disabilities interact with their environment. Examples of how to remove barriers in outdoor settings will be discussed.

Prioritizing Accessibility in a Small Arts Organization

May 4, 2023

For an organization with few staff and limited resources, accessibility can be overwhelming. This session will provide tips on how an organization can get started and build their accessibility toolbox.
The Cultural Access Network Project is a program of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.