[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Today - Art Beyond Sight's Telephone Conferanse Crash Course

Lisa Yayla Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Mon Oct 29 12:01:30 UTC 2012


Hope all are well and safe on the east coast.

Today is Art Beyond Sight's Crash Course Telephone Conference Crash Course


Number to call: (712) 432-0220; Conference code: 232-2012

Telephone Conference Crash Course

Tenth Annual Art Beyond Sight
Monday, October 29, 2012
This year's crash course offers two new features:

Three Museum Clinics - these professional development sessions are created specifically to address critical issues and day-to-day concerns of museum staff, including technology, development, and administrative staff.
A Docent Roundtable that will allow docents from different museums to share their ideas, tips and stories.

9:30 - 10 a.m.: Welcome by Elisabeth Axel, Founder and President, Art Beyond Sight

Report from the Multimodal Learning Conference: Rebecca McGinnis, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
10 - 11 a.m.: Museum Clinic: Cost and Cost Effectiveness of Accessibility Programs. This clinic looks at issues around real costs of access programs, provides ideas for low-cost or no-cost solutions, and for tips for creating sustainable programs.
Session Leader:
Kathy Foley, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Jayna Hintz, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Mary Ann Perkins, Carnegie Museum of Art
Leah Fox, Currier Museum of Art

11 a.m. - noon: Small Museums and Audience Research and Engagement
Session Leader:
Nina Levent, Art Beyond Sight
Susan Shifrin, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art
Ashley Rex McCallister, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Carmen Smith, Meadows Museum

Noon - 1 p.m.:  Museum Clinic: Website Accessibility.  In this clinic experts address common issues around website accessibility, discuss solutions, offer tips re easy accessibility audits, legibility, contrast, new/free software, accessible apps for museums, etc. It is designed for web staff, programmers, app/software developers, graphic designers.
Session Leader:
Nancy Proctor, Smithsonian Institution
Sharron Rush, Knowbility
Glenda Sims, Web consultant
Jared Smith, WebAIM

1- 2 p.m.: Docent Roundtable: The Nuts and Bolts of Docents' Craft
Session Leader:
Joan Pursley, Art Beyond Sight
Donnie Wilburn, Seattle Art Museum
Marilyn Batali, Seattle Museum of Art
Judy Schmeidler, Jewish Museum of Art, NYC
Fran Megarry, Minneapolis Institute of Art

2 - 3 p.m.: Museum Clinic: Grant Writing and Accessibility. Experts address common issues on finding and applying for funding for accessibility, work with disabled audiences, and provide advice on writing an accessibility plan for an institution/exhibit. The clinic is designed for development and program staff.
Session Leader:
Kim Hutchinson, Disability Funders Network
Beth Bienvenu, National Endowment for the Arts
Kristy Trautmann, FISA Foundation
Don Ehman, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Elaine Katz, Kessler Foundation
Susan Olivo, Reader's Digest Partners for Sight

3 - 4 p.m.: Pilot Programs: Challenges and Success
Session Leader:
Marie Clapot, Art Beyond Sight
Adelia Gregory and Kristin Scarola, Brooklyn Museum
Debra Hegstrom, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Bridget Hoyt,(formerly with) Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

4- 4.30 p.m.: Reflections on the Day and Suggestions of Topics for Future Teleconferences

Notes: (1) Each session features 15 minutes for Q&A/discussion at the end of the hour. (2) You can find an updated schedule online at http://www.artbeyondsight.org/change/aw-crashcourse.shtml.



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