As the Kennedy Centers’ Office of VSA and Accessibility Director, Ms. Siegel believes that cultural experiences inclusive of people with disabilities of all ages is a critical civil and human right. She champions, defends and leads national and international disability, arts, education and cultural practices. She is especially proud of the Kennedy Center LEAD® and VSA Intersections conferences which collectively convene over 900 professionals in the field.
She is a respected speaker, delivering presentations around the world and across the United States, on disability rights, compliance, and accommodations. Her JD is from the Columbus School of Law in 2009.
Serving the international disability, education and arts community, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Office of VSA and Accessibility provides opportunities for people with disabilities, of all ages, across the globe to learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability program, the VSA and LEAD international networks support and offer a wide array of programs in cultural access, as well as the art and arts education programs and experiences for artists with disabilities.