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  •   Lakshmee Lachhman-Persad of Accessible Travel NYC joined us for a Q&A to discuss tourism, our topic for May’s e-news. Enjoy! What is your top advice for tourists with disabilities visiting NYC cultural destinations?  Plan ahead especially for the larger museums, download the maps and decide...

  •   Greetings, friends and followers of MAC! Kirsten and Sarah here, MAC’s Co-Chairs for 2021-2023. As we near the one-year anniversary of our term, we wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves and to offer some transparency on what we’ve been up to so...

  •   Project Leader: Aliza Greenberg Project Manager: Arielle Lever Join MAC and the Supporting Transitions team for our Inclusive and Accessible Employment Series through the month of July! More information and link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-and-accessible-employment-series-tickets-157956296535 Announcing the Opening Panel: Confronting Ableism in Cultural Employment Rebecca...

  • Project Leader: Toni Saia The Foundations of Inclusion and Accessibility: Building Organizational Capacity in Cultural Institutions grant project, supported by New York Community Trust, prioritizes training, audits, workshops, best practices, and resources to increase accessibility and build capacity within three cultural organizations across NYC —...

  • Project Leader: Bojana Coklyat The Mapping Virtual Access in Cultural Institutions (MVACI) has evolved since its initial inception. The project, which is funded by The FAR Fund, was created in response to the beginning of the pandemic. MAC wanted to be able to document how...

  • The end of July marks the end of most official celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but that doesn’t mean we need to stop lifting up disabled creators in the arts and culture field! Check out the list below to...

  • July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which granted civil rights to people with disabilities across the United States. To celebrate this historic milestone, MAC will be featuring a different disabled artist on our social...

  • July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which granted civil rights to people with disabilities across the United States. To celebrate this historic milestone, MAC will be featuring a different disabled artist on our social...

  • Look for Artist Spotlights on our social media and weekly recaps right here on the MAC blog starting on July 1! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin!

  • Written by Charlotte Martin, Senior Manager of Access Initiatives At the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, we work to ensure that the Museum is physically, emotionally and intellectually accessible to all audiences, and that it fulfills its mission to promote the awareness and understanding...

  • According to choreographer Mark Morris, “Dance is for anybody.” In 2001, he opened the Mark Morris Dance Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn to provide a home for his company, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich...

  • What is it about dance and music that lifts our spirits, makes us smile, and brings us together? While museums and botanic gardens offer programs for individuals of varying abilities, the performing arts has just begun exploring the idea, especially for families trying to cope...

  • Michael Sparacino is an intern at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City through the Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium’s internship program. Ruth Starr, the Accessibility Manager at the museum is Michael’s supervisor. MAC sat down with the two of them...

  • WELCOME TO KAISER’S ROOM Imagination. Connection. A World of YES for All Abilities. We create an inclusive, welcoming environment for people of all abilities to explore their creativity through the performing arts. Our programs support a wide range of therapeutic and educational goals, while keeping...

  • Have you ever experienced the physical release of stress and anxiety as you breathe in fresh air during a walk in the woods or a stroll on a tree-lined street? You would be experiencing the “people-plant connection” which evokes the health benefits we derive from spending time in nature.   Humans have an intuitive bond with nature that has roots in pre-historic times when our ancestors relied on plants for food,...

  • CO/LAB Theater Group is a non-profit organization that offers individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts.  We have two main legs of programming: CO/LAB:core and CO/LAB:connect.     In 2016, CO/LAB engaged in a Strategic Planning process which resulted in...

  • Cultural Organization: ESMoA Title of Program: Mychal’s/ESMoA Internship Program Name of Guest Blogger and Role in Program: Holly M. Crawford, Mentor Department: Education   Who does the program serve (age range, types of disabilities, families or individuals)?   The Mychal’s/ESMoA Internship Program is a seven-month...

  • Cultural Organization: The Jewish Museum Name of Guest Blogger and Role in Program: Samantha Schott, Supervisor Title: Assistant Manager of Gallery Programs Department: Education What are your interns’ responsibilities? For this internship we took care to build projects around Jacob, our intern’s, interests. We knew...

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