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Guidelines and resources for cultural professionals to use to provide more accessible facilities and programs for people with disabilities.

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Mindful Communication: Language and Disability Discussion and Best Practices

Mindful Communication: Language and Disability Discussion and Best Practices Thursday, February 7th, 2019   ***This transcript provides a meaning-for-meaning summary to facilitate communication access. TypeWell speech-to-text service may not be a fully verbatim record of the proceedings. This language has not been reviewed or approved…

2018 MAC Town Hall

Monday, November 5, 2018 Brooklyn Public Library Speakers: Lara Schweller, MAC Co-Chair Michelle Gornstein-Holtzman, MAC Membership Chair  Ruth Starr, MAC Communications Chair Aliza Greenberg, Supporting Transitions Project Leader Constance Stienon, MAC Co-Chair   Full Transcript Below: Speaker:  Good evening.  Welcome to the MAC member town…

Universal Design Workshop

The Museum Accessibility Consortium (MAC) and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, invite you to a Universal Design Workshop. The seven guiding principles of universal design provide a philosophy and framework for creating inclusive and accessible places and experiences. Following a curatorial tour of Access +Ability, the workshop…

Workshop Documentation: Designing Communication Strategies to Create Accessible Cultural Institution Experiences

“Designing Communication Strategies to Create Accessible Cultural Institution Experiences” November 1, 2017 This workshop is for those who work with or visit cultural institutions. You will learn about various tools and methods to help give everyone a voice. Using various creative methods, alternative communication techniques,…

Conference Presentation: Kennedy Center 2017 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference

On August 8, 2017, MAC’s Supporting Transitions team presented at the Kennedy Center 2017 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference. Along with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, ESMoA, and Birch Family Services, MAC presented a session titled “Supporting Transitions: Creating Meaningful Internships for Individuals…

Supporting Transitions: Case Studies

The Supporting Transitions case studies provide detailed information about model programs and best practices for engaging adults with autism and other developmental differences at cultural organizations. These case studies feature organizations throughout New York City and highlight a variety of programs including life skills development,…

Supporting Transitions: Additional Resources

ACCES-VR   Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.   SEDL | Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders  …

Workshop Documentation: Supporting Transitions – Cultural Connections for Adults with Autism

This resource provides documentation of a professional development workshop that MAC hosted on May 24, 2016, 4:30pm-6:30pm, at The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Representatives from three New York-based cultural institutions gave short, focused presentations about serving adults with autism. Introductory…

Supporting Transitions: Cultural Organization Information Resource

Why should my cultural organization join the Supporting Transitions mission?     Members of the Museum Access Consortium march in New York City’s Disability Pride Parade in 2016.   What is Supporting Transitions?   Supporting Transitions is a project of the Museum Access Consortium (MAC)…

Conference Presentation: American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and Expo

On May 28, 2016, MAC presented at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting and Expo.  Along with the New York Transit Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, MAC presented a session titled, “Transforming the Workplace: Autism-Friendly Hiring…