Access Calendar

Explore accessible events!

Serving Older Adults in Cultural Institutions

Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Hear from panelists representing cultural administrators and partner organizations about how they are better considering older adults in their programming and services.

Visual Language, Verbal Description and Multisensory Strategies

Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Through presentation, exercises and discussion, participants will explore the benefits of descriptive language for all audiences, learn the purpose of more thorough description for visitors who are blind or have low vision, and discuss strategies for developing and facilitating multisensory experiences.

Is Your Cultural Organization Prepared for An Emergency?

Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Hear from experienced emergency planners on best practices to address the needs of staff and visitors with disabilities in your emergency plan.  Experts will present their planning process and practical tips.

The Elements of Outreach

Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

In this workshop presenters will share practical outreach techniques that really work. Bring your organizational event brochures and flyers and brainstorm on effective outreach ideas through social media and other marketing strategies with workshop attendees.

Visitors with Cognitive Disabilities

Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

We will start with the basics: introducing you to this diverse audience that ranges from people on the autism spectrum, to adults with dementia, to visitors with Down syndrome. 

Disability Awareness Training for Front-Line Staff

Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Representatives from organizations of all scales are encouraged to join us for an interactive "train the trainer" workshop, which will include a panel of visitors with disabilities who discuss their own (non-scolding) positive and negative experiences in cultural spaces.