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The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Accessibility in Cultural Contexts: An Access into Action Webinar Series by Arts & Disability Ireland

Posted: 3 April, 2023

Arts & Disability Ireland will host an online seminar on the 18th of April at 2.30pm.

This introductory webinar on the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Accessibility in Cultural Contexts will give an overview of the legal and regulatory obligations that apply to arts centres, galleries, museums, festivals and night-time economy venues when implementing accessibility for people with disabilities.

Our panel of four presenters will share their expertise on practical approaches to minimising barriers to access. This will include presentations on the built environment surrounding cultural spaces, designing accessible websites and organisational access auditing in terms of facilities, programme and services, all set in the context of Irish disability, equality and human rights legislation.

Speakers will include:

  • Léa Urzel Francil, PhD researcher, ERC Project DANCING, Dept of Law & Criminology, NUI Maynooth.
  • Dr. Gerald Craddock, Chief Officer, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, National Disability Authority.
  • Eoin O’Herlihy, Managing Director, O’Herlihy Access Consultancy.
  • Dr. Donal Fitzpatrick, Senior ICT Design Advisor, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, National Disability Authority.

This webinar will last for 90 minutes. Each presenter will speak for approximately 15 minutes which will be followed by a facilitated Q&A.

A Zoom link will be circulated to attendees on the 17th of April a day prior to the webinar.

ISL interpreters will be provided by Bridge Interpreting. Speech to text will be provided by MyClearText.

For details on how to book, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-why-and-how-of-accessibility-in-cultural-contexts-tickets-591363061837

If you have any questions about the session, please email: adrian@adiarts.ie

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