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.
LEAD Conference Share Out 2022
Gain key takeaways from your Chicago colleagues who attended the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability conference. Hear what folks were excited by and challenged to try next in their
BIPOC Providers Part Two: Audio Describers
BIPOC Providers Part Two: Audio Describers May 10th 3:00 PM Central Time How should we describe people who vary in terms of race, gender, disability, age and body shape? Why
BIPOC Providers Part One: ASL Interpreters
BIPOC Providers Part One: ASL Interpreters  May 3rd 3:00 PM Central Time How does language mediate and affect access to crucial information and spaces? Why might the identity of the
Cultural Communities Advancing Disability Rights
How can cultural institutions utilize a disability rights lens to advance inclusion? Join CCAC for a brief history lesson on disability rights followed by a rich panel discussion integrating diverse
Lunch and Learn: Aesthetics & Accessibility
February 18, 12- 1 pm CST Let’s talk about the friction between aesthetics and accessibility and how cultural presenters, producers, and artists can engage to create work with accessibility baked
Lunch and Learn: How to use the CCAC Equipment Loan Program
Curious about CCAC’s Equipment Loan Program and how it works? Join Steering Committee members past and present as we share the goals of the program, updates on  how to access
An Open Book Conversation with Emily Ladau and Risa Jaz Rifkind
Raise funds for CCAC and enjoy a virtual fireside conversation with activists Emily Ladau and Risa Jaz Rifkind. They’ll discuss Emily’s new book, Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to
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
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
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