Making Art Accessible

By: lywam on October 20th, 2010

October is Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, presented by Art Education for the Blind. The Woodson Art Museum actively participates in the awareness month, just one of the many ways we carry out our commitment to accessibility. These are some of the other ways:

  • I presented a program on Tuesday, October 12, with seven participants.
  • We also present Art Beyond Sight programs quarterly.
  • On Monday, I gave a presentation during the eighth Annual Art Beyond Sight Telephone Conference Crash Course. I talked about my experience as a participant in UNESCO’s 2nd World Conference on Arts Education this past May in Seoul, South Korea.
  • On Friday, I’m presenting two sessions at the 12 State Vision Conference and Expo. In the first session, Accessibility and Universal Design in museum settings, I’ll be speaking alongside educator Debra Hergstrom, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and museum educator and my first museum mentor, Anne Lambert, Chazen Museum of Art. The second session will focus on what we do in Wausau and I’ll be joined by operation and mobility instructor and community partner Joan Wagner.

I know it sounds like a lot of “talk.” But, believe me, at the Woodson we “walk the talk.” We’re practitioners, presenting programming from Art Babies to SPARK!. We’re a visitor/community-centered art museum with our finger on the pulse of this community. With the support of Woodson Art Museum leadership, we react and respond to various community needs.

I’m so proud to work here alongside awesome, innovative, and supportive professionals, and to serve the dynamic, ever-changing, supportive residents of north central Wisconsin. It’s incredibly rewarding to feel that you make a difference doing what you love and believe in.

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