Arts4All Florida provides workshops, resources, and technical assistance to develop or expand inclusive cultural programming as well as consultation services to museums, cultural centers, and theaters on best practices to provide barrier-free cultural arts experiences.
- Access for All- This training for cultural arts organizations presents information on various disabilities and appropriate practices to help organizations develop disability friendly policies and programs. (1-4 hours)
- Educating for All- This training provides tips for developing lessons and programs that allow all students to be successful in arts learning experiences and explores specific accommodations for including people with disabilities as well as instruction strategies and classroom management appropriate for all students. (1-4 hours)
Workshops can also be designed to meet the specific needs of your organization.
For more information, contact Jennifer Sabo or 813-974-0766
Arts4All Florida Resources -
- People First Brochure: A downloadable guide to using People First language.
- Disability Symbols: Downloadable disability symbols and their meanings.
- Guest Services for Guests with Disabilities: A resource guide for all front-line staff on best practices for serving people with disabilities.
Other Cultural Access Resources -
- National Endowment for the Arts Office for Accessibility: The National Endowment for the Arts' Office for Accessibility is the advocacy-technical assistance arm of the Arts Endowment and strives to make the arts accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and people living in institutions. https://www.arts.gov/accessibility/accessibility-resources/publications-checklists-resources
- 504 Self-Evaluation Workbook: http://arts.gov/open-government/civil-rights-office/section-504-self-evaluation-workbook
- Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook: https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/Design-for-Accessibility.pdf
- Smithsonian: The Smithsonian Accessibility Program supports the Smithsonian in making all visitors feel welcome by providing consistent, effortless access to the Institution’s programs, collections and facilities. The have a variety of resources available. http://www.si.edu/Accessibility
- Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design: http://accessible.si.edu/pdf/Smithsonian%20Guidelines%20for%20accessible%20design.pdf
- Florida Division of Cultural Affairs: The Division of Cultural Affairs works to ensure that meaningful arts experiences are available to all of its state's citizens. A number of resources are available to raise awareness, improve overall customer service and comply with the ADA laws. http://dos.myflorida.com/cultural/info-and-opportunities/resources-by-topic/accessibility/
- Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs- All Kids Included: All Kids Included promotes inclusive arts and cultural programs in school settings and throughout the community so that kids of all abilities and their families can participate fully in the arts. They have a variety of resources on making your facility and programs more disability-friendly, including guides for “Going to the Museum” and “Going to the Show”. http://www.miamidadearts.org/education-outreach-access/all-kids-included-accessible-arts-experiences-kids-aki
- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: This is a collection of valuable resources about accessibility, arts and education available for teachers, students, parents, artists and arts administrators. www.kennedy-center.org/accessibility/education/lead/resources.html
- ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities: This checklist for existing facilities helps organizations look at the accessibility of their buildings. https://www.adachecklist.org
- Marketing to the Disability Community: This checklist will help ensure your marketing is disability-friendly. http://www.vsao.org/files/docs/MarketingToDisability.pdf
- Art Beyond Sight: Art Beyond Sight has wonderful online training on verbal description, making tactile diagrams, and more, to ensure people with vision impairments can experience the arts. http://www.artbeyondsight.org/handbook/acs-guidelines.shtml