“What has the Accessibility Excellence Team been working on since the pilot?”

Short answer: a lot! 

In this post, we’ll share some recent updates and introduce the Action Planning partnership that will be the subject of next month’s blog post. 

As the project comes up to a year after launch, we are very interested in learning more about how different cultural organizations are using it.  If you are interested in sharing about how you are using the project, please complete our survey, which should take less than 10 minutes.  The results will help us better understand who is using the project now and determine how to continue improving the project materials in the future.   

Next week, a group of project team members will be presenting at the virtual Art-Reach Conference on Thursday, October 5 from 4:00-5:30pm EST.  Our session is called “Access to Inclusion: New Tools for Accessibility Excellence” and will share lessons learned by museum staff and people with disabilities who developed the project’s tools and process.  We will also focus on specific elements designed to help museum staff build new partnerships with disability communities, plan for accessibility improvements, and support change within their organizations.  Find out more about the conference and register to attend! 

Our biggest project over the past few months has been the continuation of our partnership with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums as their organizations develop new accessibility action plans using our Action Planning Template.  This process has taken most of the spring and summer and will be the topic of a more in-depth blog post in October.   In our next post, we’ll share more about lessons learned from this process and what changes sites have prioritized in their planning. 

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