North Carolina Museum of History Increases Accessibility
In case you haven't heard, the North Carolina Museum of History recently unveiled a new exhibit about a Raleigh designer, Made Especially for You by Willie Kay. The museum has included some really wonderful accessibility measures with this exhibit, including:
- An audio described tour of the exhibit
- ASL interpretation at Justin LeBlanc’s lecture on February 13, 3:00pm
- Audio and closed captioning of oral history accounts
- Touchable fabric swatches like those in some of the dresses
- Touchable dress silhouettes
- Spanish language label copy
- Tours for people with accessibility needs, on request. Call Debra Nichols at 919-807-7986
Arts Access has been working with the museum on accessibility and inclusion & is so happy with all the work they've done in this direction. This is a beautiful exhibit, so make sure to check it out!
Who We Are
Arts Access, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 1982 and is dedicated to increasing access to North Carolina's thriving arts community for children and adults with disabilities
What We Do
- Provide a statewide platform for sharing information related to arts and disability through our website, social media and e-news. Join our inclusive arts network today!
- Organize and lead workshops statewide. Working with arts educators on professional development and educating staff of arts organization on best practices for inlcuding people with disabilities.
- Maintain a full scheudle of Audio Described performances so that patrons who are blind or have low vision can fully experience theatrical productions.
- Offer consultation and facility review services to arts organizations.
- Contribute insight into developing and implementing an ADA accessibility plan.
- Contribute one-on-one support to artists and art patrons with disabilities!
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