From Kim Johnson, Director of Arts Access and Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development –
Join us on Thursday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m. CST/ 2:00 p.m. EST for a free virtual session on Understanding Accessible Arts Programming. Beth Bienvenu and Katharine Hayward from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are presenting.
This virtual session will provide an overview of accessibility practices used nationally and tips/tools for Tennessee-based organizations to identify if their arts programs are accessible. During this webinar, participants will gain a greater understanding of accessibility and their responsibilities for accommodations under the law to ensure programs are universally inclusive for people with disabilities and for everyone to enjoy the arts.
Beth Bienvenu, Director of Office of Accessibility for the National Endowment for the Arts, and Katharine Hayward, Accessibility Specialist within the Office of Accessibility at the National Endowment for the Arts, will present this session virtually and offer guidance on best practices.
Beth Bienvenu is the director of the Office of Accessibility at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), where she manages the NEA’s technical assistance and advocacy work devoted to making the arts accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and people in institutional settings. She provides guidance and support to state arts agency staff and professionals working in the fields of arts access, creativity and aging, arts and health, universal design, and arts in corrections.
Katharine Hayward, Ph.D. (she/her) serves as the Accessibility Specialist within the Office of Accessibility at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Katharine provides technical assistance, training, and resources to individuals and organizations working in the arts to ensure people with disabilities, including artists, are engaged in all aspects of arts programming. Prior to joining the NEA, she oversaw an arts and accessibility mini-grant program and worked with states across the country to support artists with disabilities.
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