The Louisville Cultural Accessibility Association is made possible by Greater Louisville Imagine 2020 through a partnership between the American Printing House for the Blind Museum, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and The Kentucky Center for the Arts.  LCAA offers monthly professional development sessions for arts and cultural administrators, an event page for accessible event listings, and a network of organizations committed to access and inclusion.  

OUR MISSION: We believe everyone deserves access to Louisville’s diverse arts and cultural experiences. Our mission is to inspire Louisville’s cultural community to become the most accessible arts and cultural community in the country for guests with disabilities.


Professional Development Sessions

Monthly sessions on various accessibility topics for Arts and
Cultural Administrators are held on the 4th Friday of every month
from 11:30am - 1:00pm at various cultural venues around Louisville.

Physical Access: Building Barriers or Opportunities?

This is a great interactive session where you will be giving the tools to assess your facility, education spaces, performance spaces and meeting spaces.

Friday, September 28 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 W Main St. Louisville, KY 40202

Accessibility and Inclusion Round-tables

Friday, August 242018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Brown Theatre
315 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Round-table Topics Include:


Working with Volunteers with Disabilities
An overview of KMAC's Thaniel Ion Lee exhibit and what it means to curate with a focus on Inclusiveness and Accessibility

Staff Training & Accessibility

The Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disabilities Conference

Partnerships and Accessibility


If you have another topic you would like to discuss, please let us know by emailing louisvilleculturalaccess@gmail.com .

We will be happy to order lunch for you at a cost of $10.00. An email will go out to those registered by August 19th to inquire about your lunch order. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Register Here

Questions? louisvilleculturalaccess@gmail.com 
Registration is NOT required but it does assist us in planning.

Accommodations

The meeting will include the following accommodations. If you need additional accommodations, including dietary needs, please request by email on or before August 19th.


Concrete Steps You Can Take to Improve
Your Experience for Guests and Visitors
Who Are Blind Or Visually Impaired

Friday, July 27 2018
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Southwest Regional Library
9725 Dixie Hwy. 
Louisville, KY 40272

This workshop will guide you through a few simple steps that will help you evaluate the effectiveness of your programs for your visitors with vision loss.  Experts from the American Printing House for the Blind will teach you how  to develop advisory committees from the local community, train your staff to work with blind visitors and to use descriptive language more effectively, how (relatively inexpensive) modern technology is transforming the way visitors navigate our spaces and obtain information, simple ways to improve content delivery for all your visitors without compromising collections security, and point out some best practice operators in our community who can serve as mentors and advisers. 


Join us for a fact filled and interactive luncheon session guaranteed to get you thinking about some steps you can initiate and implement immediately!


We will be happy to order lunch for you at a cost of $10.00. An email will go out to those registered by July 25 to inquire about your lunch order. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Register Here

Questions? louisvilleculturalaccess@gmail.com 
Registration is NOT required but it does assist us in planning.

Accommodations

The meeting will include the following accommodations. If you need additional accommodations, including dietary needs, please request by email by July 23, 2018.

 

 

Providing Services for Visitors Who Are
Deaf or Who Have Hearing Loss


Friday, June 22 2018
11:30AM - 1:00PM

South Central Regional Library
7300 Jefferson Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40219

Blake Noland, Information Coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Kentucky Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Gerry Gordon-Brown, Hearing Loss Association of Kentuckiana
Certified Peer Mentor for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Hall of Fame

Clarice Denoux, Caption Theater Volunteer The Kentucky Center

 

We will be happy to order lunch for you at a cost of $10.00. An email will go out to those registered by June 20 to inquire about your lunch order. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Register Here


Questions? louisvilleculturalaccess@gmail.com 
Learn more: https://louisvilleculturalaccessibility.yolasite.com/
Registration is NOT required but it does assist us in planning.

Accommodations

The meeting will include the following accommodations. If you need additional accommodations, including dietary needs, please request by email by June 18, 2018.


Providing Sensory Friendly Events:
Serving People on the Autism Spectrum

Friday, May 25 2018

11:30AM – 1:00PM

KMAC

715 W Main St., Louisville, KY 40202

Our presenters include Melanie West, Program Manager with Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Heidi Cooley-Cook, Family Field Training Coordinator with U of L Kentucky Autism Training Center, Michael DeWhatley, Associate Production Manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville and Kasey Brown,Coordinator of Fee-Based and Catalyst Programs at the Kentucky Science Center. 

Questions? louisvilleculturalaccess@gmail.com 
Learn more: https://louisvilleculturalaccessibility.yolasite.com/

Registration is NOT required but it does assist us in planning.

REGISTER HERE

Accommodations

The meeting will include the following accommodations. If you need additional accommodations, please request by email by May 21, 2018.

        



Website & Document Accessibility

Friday, April 27 2018

11:30AM - 1:00PM 
Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

Join us for what will be a fantastic session that addresses Website Accessibility as presented by Lisa Barnett, User Experience Architect and Digital Accessibility Lead at Humana and Document Accessibility by Maria Delgado, field representative at the American Printing House for the Blind. We will have a computer setup to demonstrate a screen reader and a refreshable braille display so we can all witness how people use those tools to access websites and documents
 
We will be happy to order lunch for you at a cost of $10.00. An email will go out to those registered by April 23 to enquire about your lunch order. Snacks and drinks will be provided.


Questions? louisvilleculturalaccess@gmail.com 
Learn more: https://louisvilleculturalaccessibility.yolasite.com/
Registration is NOT required but it does assist us in planning.

Accommodations

The meeting will include the following accommodations. If you need additional accommodations, please request by email by April 23, 2018.

American Sign Language Interpretation
Open Captioning

Accessibility 101

Friday, March 23 2018

11:30AM - 1:00PM

American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206

Accessibility 101 will highlight how to take initial steps to provide a more accessible and inclusive experience for visitors at your venue or organization. During this session we will also discuss this new group, its goals and upcoming session topics.

Project made possible by Louisville Metro Government in partnership with the Fund for the Arts.

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