FY18 Access Roundtable Series "Access Thursdays" Presented by the Cultural Access Network Project, a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
These monthly roundtables are a way for organizations to network, share knowledge and brainstorm on a wide range of topics to make our organizations and venues more accessible. Representatives from each field will be on hand to jump start the conversation and share their successes and challenges in their approaches to accessibility.
A full listing of this year's workshops can be found here.
These workshops, offered throughout New Jersey, provide training and technical information to assist in the creation of a strong long-range ADA plan. Topics include architectural assessment, the development of programs and services that provide inclusion of people with disabilities, development of accessible marketing publications, staff and board sensitivity training, overview of ADA law, and information on how to use this website for the creation and submission of your ADA Plan.
These sessions often include a panel of individuals with disabilities who provide guidance on how your organization can effectively communicate, offer assistance and provide a truly welcoming experience for all individuals attending your venue and participating in your activities. All staff members and volunteers are encouraged to attend, especially those that interact directly with the public (ushers, box office, concession personnel, docents, etc).
If your organization would like to offer a sensitivity training session, please contact John McEwen, Executive Director, at the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.