WORKSHOP- ADA 101: Applications for Cultural Organizations

Tuesday, June 27th 4:00pm-6:00pm The Jewish Museum Scheuer Auditorium, 2nd floor of the building 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street   Please join the Museum Access Consortium for an Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Session with General Council and Deputy Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Kleo King, as she presents…

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WORKSHOP: Cultural Careers Learning Event

  April 5, 2017 5pm-7pm   Metropolitan Museum of Art  1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028   This event is for individuals with autism and other developmental differences (ages 18+) to learn about the varied careers in cultural organizations. Attendees will engage in small group conversations with professionals at cultural organizations about the day…

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WORKSHOP: Best Practices for Cultural Programs Engaging People with Dementia

Tuesday, May 18th 4:30pm-6:30pm Cultural institutions have a unique opportunity to combat feelings of isolation for people with dementia and their caregivers through community building programs. This two-hour workshop, held in collaboration with CaringKind’s Connect2culture, will focus on best practices engaging people with dementia and their caregivers. It will be grounded in New York’s unique population…

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WORKSHOP: In Theory and Practice: Accessible Cultural Education

WHEN: Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM WHERE: Room 9206-9207 The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY Accessibility in education is practiced regularly in cultural institutions across New York and continues to be a burgeoning field within higher education scholarship. The goal of this workshop, co-organized by the Museum Access…

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Nominations for MAC Steering Committee Open!

Nominations are open for new members of the Museum Access Consortium’s Steering Committee: The Museum Access Consortium seeks new members for its Steering Committee.  You are welcome to either nominate yourself, a colleague, or friend for a Steering Committee position between now and February 6th, 2017.  This is an unpaid, volunteer position. What is the…

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MAC Member Town Hall – Shape the Future of Accessibility and Cultural Organizations in NYC!

Monday, January 30th from 5pm-7pm New York Public Library 53rd Street Branch 18 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 As we begin the new year, the Museum Access Consortium brings together its membership to recap accomplishments and plan for the upcoming year.  Learn about the organization’s structure and leadership, how to make the most…

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Workshop – Designing Accessible School Visits

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 4:30-6:30pm LearningSpring School 247 East 20th Street New York, NY 10003 Join us for a workshop on designing accessible school visits to and partnerships with cultural institutions. This Museum Access Consortium program aims to bring together teachers and museum educators to foster dialogue about how to design museum and theater visits…

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MAC Member Survey

The Museum Access Consortium wants to know more about you! Our hope is to gather more information about individuals who have signed up to receive the newsletter or registered for a MAC event. We hope you will take a few moments to fill out the survey. Your feedback will influence important decisions about future services…

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Workshop – Welcoming Guests who are Hard-of-Hearing: Outreach, Accommodations and Technology

New York, NY | Museum of Modern Art The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building 4 West 54 Street Monday, September 19, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM  MAC collaborates with the Hearing Loss Association of America’s New York Chapter to present a foundation of knowledge on hearing loss, recommendations of…

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AAM Webinar: How to Make your Website More Inclusive to All Audiences

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern) Your organization’s website is often the first place people go for information about your museum, your exhibitions, your programs, and your collection. But who are the people who use your website, and is your website inclusive of the broadest audience? 20% of Americans identify as having a disability—can…

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