Past Programs

Discover past program videos, handouts & resources.

A speaker holds a microphone. An ASL interpreter interprets. In the background is the audience, including a service animal.
Nov
11
Access 101: Individual Perspectives
How do people identify with disabilities? How varied are people’s experiences with access in different cultural spaces?  Join us as our guest speakers share their accessibility experiences both living and
Nov
4
Access 101: An Introduction to Disability and Accessibility
What is disability? What is accessibility? This session will provide a basic introduction to the world of accessibility in cultural spaces.  Learn how accessibility is defined over a broad array
Oct
7
Lunch and Learn: Accessible Social Media
From Twitter to TikTok, social media is where a massive number of people find their news, seek entertainment, and socialize. But just how accessible are each of the big social
May
25
Accessibility in Virtual Events: A Technical Step By Step
Our bet is that virtual events, hybrid experiences, and remote meetings are here to stay. We want to help events professionals know how to make accessible services work in platforms
Apr
29
Adapting and Advancing: Cultural Accessibility During the Pandemic and Beyond-Day Two
Living during a pandemic has transformed the way we present cultural programming - revealing both limitations and limitless opportunities. Join us on Day Two of this series as we explore how cultural organizations across the country are using lessons learned to create a more inclusive future.
Apr
22
Adapting and Advancing: Cultural Accessibility During the Pandemic and Beyond-Day One
Living during a pandemic has transformed the way we present cultural programming - revealing both limitations and limitless opportunities. Join us on Day One of a two-day series as we explore how cultural organizations have inventively adapted to incorporate accessibility into their work during the past year.
Mar
25
Ask About Access
We all want our programs, our spaces, and our online events to be accessible to as many folks as possible , but it’s easy to feel out of your depth, especially when you’re first starting to implement services such as captioning, sign language interpretation, or audio description into your programming. Here’s the time and space to ask accessibility providers and users where you can begin, wha...
Mar
23
CCAC Lunch and Learn: Disability in Children’s Literature
Children’s literature is a critical tool in helping children to understand the world around them. One perspective often not captured in children’s literature, or captured ineffectively, is that of the disability experience. Although diverse representation in children’s literature is an ongoing challenge to be addressed, we as consumers can take responsive action through a more mindful assess...
Feb
23
CCAC Lunch and Learn: Intro to CCAC Steering Committee
In this “Ask Me Anything” Lunch and Learn, join current members of the CCAC Steering Committee to delve into the responsibilities of the Consortium. If you or someone you know in the Chicagoland area is interested in being involved on a leadership level with CCAC, then this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what the expectations are.
Jan
26
Accessibility Compliance for Grantees
Accessibility Compliance is a big key when applying for grants in the arts and culture sector, but this work goes beyond just the ticking of boxes.  What are some of the tools and resources organizations can reference when working through ADA Checklists for grant funding? Join us for some expert guidance aimed at setting your organization up for success with approaching materials commonly asked f...