Guests Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Survey programming that cultural institutions can provide

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Providing Services and Programming for Guests who are Blind or Have Low Vision

This workshop will offer a survey of services and programming that theaters, museums and other cultural institutions can provide to make themselves accessible for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Learn more about topics that will include (but not be limited to):

–       audio description for theatre performances, and verbal description for museums/other cultural spaces

–       touch tours and tactile experiences

–       creating written materials in braille and large print formats

–       accommodating service animals

–       outreach to the blind and low vision community

–       customer service and creating a safe environment

Speakers

Moderator: Evan Hatfield (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). Panelists: George Abbott, Beth Finke, Christena Gunther (Elmhurst Historical Museum), Lucas Livingston (Art Institute of Chicago)