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Webinar: Strategies for Making Heritage Sites Accessible

May 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Free

Webinar: Strategies for Making Heritage Sites Accessible
While our partners’ sites are closed to the public, we know they have been hard at work planning for the future, including ways to fill accessibility “gaps” and welcoming all audiences. Four Rivers is pleased to offer this FREE webinar next Tuesday, May 12, at 10 a.m.
This webinar features Robert Forloney, Program Developer & Cultural Institution Consultant, who will lead a discussion on the key aspects of planning for accessibility. He will focus on the ethical and legal requirements of ADA compliancy, strategies to serve audiences with special needs, the WHY of planning for all audiences, and how these efforts can improve the visitor experience for all.
The webinar will also be recorded.
Robert Forloney has worked in the museum field for almost twenty years as an educator, administrator and consultant. He has created accessibility programs for institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the City of New York, South Street Seaport Museum and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as well as trained interpreters about methods of engaging visitors with different needs.  Working with educators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, he coordinated a group called the Museum Access Consortium. These museum professionals and representatives of the disability community are a group that act as an advocate for increased awareness of visitors’ needs and seek to improve accessibility in museums both in terms of the physical environment as well as programming.Whether working with an art institution or a history museum, Robert attempts to make objects and images accessible to diverse audiences through facilitating conversations as well as utilizing experiential learning techniques.  He also strives to ensure that communities have their voice heard and are empowered by the cultural institutions that attempt to share their stories.

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Date:
May 12, 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Four Rivers Heritage Area
Website:
https://fourriversheritage.org