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What is the Museum Access Consortium (MAC)?

MAC consists of representatives from various museum departments throughout the New York City Metropolitan area and members and representatives of the disability community. Members of MAC exchange information, ideas and resources and provide a network of mutual support.

Who is in the Museum Access Consortium?

Museum Access Consortium members include about 100 cultural institutions from the metropolitan NYC area that are diverse in size and type of institution as well as service organizations, educational institutions, design firms and consultants. The Museum Access Consortium includes among its members persons with personal and professional experience with disabilities and accessibility. The total number of participants in MAC representing institutions, organizations, consultants, and disability advocates is 170. CANY is a member of the Museum Access Consortium.

What do we believe?

The Museum Access Consortium (MAC) strives to enable people with disabilities to access cultural facilities of all types. We define accessibility broadly, to include architectural, physical, programmatic, communication, attitudinal and other forms of access. We take as a basic tenet that increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases accessibility for everyone.

What do we offer to you and/or your institution?

  • Regular meetings addressing topics in accessibility
  • Opportunities to network, share ideas and build support in your efforts to make your institution accessible
  • Outings to metropolitan area cultural institutions and service organizations to view accessibility components

How do I, my institution, my company, or my service organization join and participate in MAC?

MAC membership is free. We welcome your participation at meetings, sharing information, or hosting or co-hosting workshops.

To become a member, click here to download a membership application and please email your forms to: museumaccess@gmail.com
Or mail it to City Access New York, 1207 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10310.