WORKSHOP- ADA 101: Applications for Cultural Organizations

Tuesday, June 27th
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 the pertinent areas of compliance for cultural institutions. Kleo King will review 2010 standards updates, their implications for cultural institutions, and answer questions during an extended discussion.

The session will also include  presentations from Chris Noel, Accessibility Coordinator for the Parks Department, and Donna Fredericksen from Access-A-Ride.  Mr. Noel will share compliance advice for outdoor and historic spaces, and Ms. Fredericksen will describe New York City’s paratransit system and how we can best collaborate to ensure visitors can reach cultural institutions.  Come prepared with your tricky accessibility questions!

The workshop is designed for cultural professionals in education, operations, exhibitions and visitor services, but anyone with interest is welcome.

This workshop is free, but registration is required. Please register here. If you need assistance registering, please contact

About Kleo King:
Kleo King has worked in the accessibility field for nearly thirty years as a legal advisor and attorney primarily in the areas of housing, transportation and access to public accommodations. She is also active in the regulatory process involving the rights of people with disabilities.

Kleo served as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Delivery of Legal Services to the Disabled and as a member of the Committee’s Planning Board. She was an active member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities and served as Chairperson for three years. Kleo served as a member of the United States Access Board’s Courthouse Access Advisory Committee and a member of Access Board’s Durable Medical Equipment Advisory Committee.

A wheelchair accessible entrance to The Jewish Museum is located just past the main entrance on 92nd street.

Elevators are located just past the admissions desk on the first floor. The Scheuer Auditorium is located on the 2nd floor of the building, to the right when you exit the elevator.

Accessible bathrooms are located in on the 2nd and 4th floors and on the basement level.

Assistive listening devices are available. ASL-interpretation and CART available upon request, at least 7 days in advance of workshop. Please contact to request accommodations.