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Get connected with the Museum Access Consortium!

on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 8:21pm

Welcome to our new blog! For those of you who are new to the Museum Access Consortium , we’re a network of museum professionals and members of the disability community who are dedicated to improving accessibility at cultural institutions for people of all abilities. For more than a decade, we’ve provided opportunities for museum professionals to share their best practices and learn from one another. To learn more about how you can improve accessibility at your cultural institution, get connected with MAC for information, support, and ideas in any or all of the following ways:

Attend MAC Workshops: MAC regularly organizes workshops and events that address topics ranging from, “Welcoming People with Alzheimer’s Disease to Your Museum,” to “Perspectives on Autism: Art and Access,” to “Revised ADA Regulations.” In our efforts to share what we learn, we have posted video and audio recordings and transcripts of many of these workshops so that colleagues may use them for trainings at their own museums.

Subscribe to our new blog! This blog will keep you up to speed on the latest MAC-related activities, including upcoming workshops and access-related events, and will be following the stories of two museums, the New York City Transit Museum and the Museum at Eldridge Street, over the next three years as they pilot and implement programs to better accommodate visitors with autism spectrum disorder. Special thanks to a generous grant from the FAR Fund for providing MAC with this unique opportunity. Through documenting these case studies and hosting related educational workshops for museum professionals, we hope to provide ideas, information, and inspiration for new cultural institutions to take the next step and make their programs more accessible and welcoming for visitors who have autism spectrum disorder.

Friend us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter: Join our Facebook community to share access-related ideas, best practices, and research with one another or follow MAC on Twitter to stay on top of the latest access-related news.

Sign up for MAC’s e-blast: Sign up for MAC’s e-blast by sending your email address to museumaccess@gmail.com for updates on access-related events and programs at cultural institutions and accessibility organizations.

Be informed, connected, and inspired through the Museum Access Consortium, and stay tuned for updates on upcoming workshops!