ARTSFAIRFAX will host a free workshop on accessibility on Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1st Stage in Tysons Corner. The workshop is designed to be practical in terms of the barriers people with disabilities face in experiencing the arts, but also inspirational in how some arts organizations are re-framing their approach to these audiences with new programs and services.
ARTSFAIRFAX believes increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases access to the arts for everyone.
“Accessibility in the broadest terms is more than access to a building, it should include programmatic, architectural, communication, and other forms of access to arts experiences,” said Linda Sullivan, President and CEO of ARTSFAIRFAX.
Participants will hear from the following speakers:
Niyati Dhokai, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, George Mason University, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Marit Majeske, Front of House and Community Inclusion Manager, Hylton Center for the Performing Arts
Shanna Sorrells, 1st Stage Accessibility and Education Fellow
Katrina Clark, Creative Captioning
ARTSFAIRFAX is requesting that interested participants RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information may be found at ARTSFAIRFAX.org.