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Engaging Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Virtual Programs

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Engaging Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Virtual Programs

Cost: FREE, $5 suggested donation to CCAC 

As we settle into our new socially distanced reality, online platforms have become the main format for cultural institutions to connect with our audiences. Learn how to integrate best practices for effectively engaging individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities through virtual programming. Our four panelists will share ideas from their professional and lived experiences that will help you reimagine online programming–not as a substitute for in-person experiences–but rather as a dynamic opportunity to engage with your audience in new ways. We will use the lens of museum programming when focusing our discussion, with the following general takeaways applicable to all types of cultural organizations:

  • Visual communication strategies and different engagement techniques,
  • Tips for engaging the physical environment and caregivers,
  • Tools and considerations for materials preparation.


  • Real-Time Captioning & American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation is provided.
  • Please contact [email protected] or call 715-212-9140 to request other access services or to learn more about event accessibility.

Featured Panelists

  • Charlotte J. Martin (She/Her), Senior Manager of Access Initiatives at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum | New York
  • Jourdan Saunders (She/Her), Disability Inclusion Consultant at The Resource Key, Speech Language Pathologist | Virginia
  • Ross Edelstein (He/Him), Museum Studies Master’s Candidate at IU School of Liberal Arts, Accessibility Consultant, and Public Programs Intern at the Eiteljorg Museum | Indiana
  • Sam Theriault (They/Them/She/Her), Independent Museum Professional, Membership and Marketing Manager for Museum Education Roundtable | New Hampshire

Zoom Webinar

Registered participants will receive a Zoom Webinar Link via email the day prior to the event. Please make sure [email protected] is an approved sender to your email account, or be sure to check your Spam/Junk Mail filter for the email.

This webinar will be recorded.

A recording of this workshop will be available on CCAC’s Archives page, and will be announced via the CCAC list-serv.


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