The Art of Access: Introduction to Inclusive Design
SESSION: Introduction to Inclusive Design
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
RECORDING: This session will NOT be recorded.
A new virtual presentation series this fall, The Art of Access looks at how artists and arts organizations are leveraging their creative talents to develop innovative practices to better engage Deaf and disability community members in their artistic work. In particular, the series focuses on Integrated accessibility, also known as inclusive design. This approach builds accessibility into arts projects from the beginning – starting with project conception and design. Adding accessibility as a design item in every project creates opportunities to think comprehensively about and provide better quality accommodations and services. Integrated access opens up the possibility of creative and aesthetically interesting approaches to providing accommodations and services, including incorporating access into traditional project elements such as lighting, scenic and graphic design.
About Introduction to Inclusive Design
How do museums and other cultural organizations use inclusive design to create more welcoming environments for all visitors independent of differences? Over the past 10 years Sina Bahram and Corey Timpson have worked with over 100 cultural organization across four continents to embed accessibility into exhibitions, programming and capital projects. Join them to learn how they’ve seen clients transform entire organizations into more accessible and inclusively designed places be they well known institutions like the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and Meow Wolf or small local groups with limited budgets.
About the Presenters
Sina Bahram is an accessibility consultant, researcher, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Prime Access Consulting, an accessibility firm whose clients include both private and nationally-funded museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Andy Warhol Museum, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, among others. When not working with museums, Sina’s clients include technology startups, research labs and Fortune-1000 companies.
Corey Timpson is an active collaborator and thought leader in the fields of experience design, digital media, and museum management. As VP, Exhibition, Research, and Design, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Corey was responsible for the direction and oversight of the design-build of the museum and the establishment of its internationally recognized inclusive design practices. In addition to his consulting and design work, Corey also serves as Vice-Chair of the American Alliance of Museum’s Media & Technology Professional Network.
About Integrated Accessibility
Integrated Accessibility, also known as inclusive design, is an approach that builds accessibility into arts projects from the beginning, starting with project conception and design. This approach differs from traditional accessibility practices, which layer on accommodations once the project is complete, compromising accommodations’ effectiveness and project aesthetics. Integrating accessibility as a design item in projects creates opportunities to think comprehensively about and provide better quality accommodations. Integrated access opens up the possibility of creative and aesthetically interesting approaches to providing accommodations and services, including incorporating access into traditional project elements such as lighting, scenic and graphic design. Webinar participants will learn the skills needed for arts organizations of all sizes and disciplines to integrate programmatic access into their work. Organizations new to accessibility and those with more access experience are welcome to attend.
Open captioning, ASL interpretation and audio description will be provided during the webinar.
To register for this event, click on the following link – https://raleigharts.wufoo.com/forms/the-art-of-access/