Project Access New York: Best Practices for Access and Inclusion in the Arts

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Project Access New York: Best Practices for Access and Inclusion in the Arts

Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

May 2nd, 2013

9:30 – 12:00 and 1.00pm – 3.00pm 

Invitation Letter from Commissioner Levin and Commissioner Calise re: Project Access NYC (download)
Project Access Symposium Program (download)

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to inform you that Art Beyond Sight, one of the nation’s leading arts service organizations for people with disabilities, is hosting the first-ever Project Access New York City: Best Practices for Inclusion in the Arts symposium at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, May 2, 2013. 

Presented with support from the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), the day-long symposium will highlight best practices for arts groups to serve disabled audiences by presenting an update on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as presentations about new technologies and innovative programming to serve these vital audiences. 

In order to provide a robust program for you and your staff, the forum has been divided into two sessions. In the morning, executive leadership and board members are invited to hear a discussion, including the US Attorney’s Office, on the ADA and its impact on cultural organizations. The morning session will also inform arts leaders about the changing demographics of people with disabilities in New York City, and innovative programs at organizations across all arts disciplines. To attend the morning session, please RSVP at by Friday, April 26 and include “Session 1” in the subject line. 

While there will be some overlap in the morning and afternoon session topics, the latter part of the day should be especially beneficial for cultural organization staff members working in education, visitor services, marketing and digital media. Topics include marketing to people with disabilities, and updates on the newest technological developments that are improving access to facilities and arts programming. To attend the morning session, please RSVP at by Friday, April 26 and include “Session 2” in the subject line.

Please see attached the complete program. We hope that you and your colleagues will join us at this important event.   



Victor Calise Kate D. Levin
Commissioner Commissioner
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

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