Advancing Accessibility at New York’s Cultural Institutions for People with All Abilities

 

Mapping Virtual Access Survey

 

Deadline has been extended to January 22, 2021!

Help MAC document current access practices in the cultural field! With support from the FAR Fund this survey and project will highlight the new ways we have all been expanding connections and adapting to restructuring programming during this time of change. Your answers will provide guidance as how to build workshops and a tool kit meant to support NYC area cultural institutions during the pandemic.

Click here to access our survey.

As a token of our appreciation for your submission, we are offering 30 minutes of free access consultation with a member of MAC’s Steering Committee. As an added bonus to our current MAC members, we are offering one hour of free consulting for submitting your completed survey. To receive your access consultation, please be sure to complete question 1 in the survey and check off “MAC website” for question 15.

 

 

 

COVID-19 and MAC

 

The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium recognizes that the pandemic COVID-19 is affecting New York City, the surrounding areas, and the country and has caused a massive need for change for cultural institutions everywhere. Social distancing and other precautions have upended the way we connect through culture. MAC understands that cultural organizations and the disability community are going through challenging times and we stand with them. We believe that through close connection and mutual support, our organizations and we as individuals can emerge stronger and more flexible than ever before. 

We also recognize that many of the new ways cultural institutions and others are connecting through digital technology are accommodations that the disability community have been advocating for well before this crisis (read more about this in Disabled People React To Coronavirus Work From Home Accommodations from Teen Vogue) and that there is work to be done to make digital platforms accessible to all. MAC hopes that what is learned from these particular circumstances will continue when the need for social distancing is over. 

MAC is working on digital professional development opportunities, community building efforts, and other tools to continue  increasing cultural accessibility for and with the disability community both now and in the future. More great things are coming!

 

 

 

Support MAC

 

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