ADA Distance Learning Session: Access to Cultural Programs and the Arts: Serving Patrons with Disabilities

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

12/11/2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Bureau of Accessibility and Job Accommodation (BAJA) and the Illinois ADA Project will host an ADA Distance Learning session on "Access to Cultural Programs and the Arts: Serving Patrons with Disabilities." This session will discuss efforts to ensure that patrons with disabilities have the opportunity to access the rich and diverse cultural programs and arts available in the Chicago area. Speakers will address how cultural organizations can best include and welcome all visitors, including visitors who are blind or have low vision, visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, visitors with mobility disabilities, visitors with cognitive disabilities, and visitors with sensory differences.

Speakers

  • Christena Gunther Founder and Co-Chair, Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium
  • Jason Harrington Education Outreach Manager, Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Lynn Walsh ADAC, Manager Acessibility and Inclusion, John G. Shedd Aquarium

Continuing Education Recognition & Credit Hours: Certificate of Attendance 1.5, ACTCP 1.5

To Register

The program is free to those who call and register. You must pre-register with the Bureau of Accessibility and Job Accommodation prior to the training date in order to receive the dial-in number and pass code. Please contact the Bureau of Accessibility and Job Accommodation at one of the following numbers:

(312) 793-0034 (Voice)

(312) 793-2406 (FAX)

(888) 614-2385 (TTY)

Reasonable Accommodation

If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Bureau of Accessibility and Job Accommodation and specify what form of accommodation is needed at least two weeks prior to the training date.

Calendar: December 2018

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