Making Your Art Accessible
A Free Workshop for Artists Participating in Art in Nature Festival 2015
Wednesday August 12, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Ed Roberts Campus – 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
(above Ashby BART station)
Learn to make your art more inclusive by engaging people with disabilities and people across the age spectrum.
Find out how your musical offerings can be better appreciated by people who are deaf or hard of hearing; how your visual art can be relished by people who are blind or partially sighted; and make your dance, theater, poetry, circus arts, or participatory art be accessible to people of all ages, people using wheelchairs, with speech or communication impairments, or with learning, developmental or cognitive disabilities.
You’ll come away with a new understanding of disability, new skills and simple low-tech/low-cost approaches you can use to increase the accessibility of your offering at the Art in Nature: The Nature of Art Festival and beyond. We’ll be breaking into small groups to review your Festival offerings and discover opportunities for increased access.
The workshop will be led by Jan Garrett, an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) specialist with over 20 years’ experience, and Bonnie Lewkowicz who has over 35 years experience working in disability rights and disability awareness trainings.
In addition to Festival artists, we are inviting arts appreciators with disabilities to attend.
Attendance is limited to 50 people, PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-your-art-accessible-a-free-workshop-for-artists-participating-in-art-in-nature-festival-2015-tickets-17765007616
Supported by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles, and by the Ed Roberts Campus.