12th Annual ABS Telephone Crash Course Schedule

telephone iconMonday, October 27, 2014

The ABS Telephone Crash Course begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 pm. 

(Note: All times given are Eastern Daylight Time.)

Feel free to participate in one, a few, or all sessions.

Toll free Number: +1-855-282-6330; Conference code: 730 404 894
Click here for Global Call-in numbers (Note:  Pop-ups must be disabled)

Webinar Site: artbeyondsight.webex.com

Meeting Number: 730 404 894

Password:  Welcome123

 

If you have problems accessing the Crash Course, please email Administrator@ArtBeyondSight.org

 

8:30-9:30 am

Welcome: Conversation with Director of Going Blind
Join us for an informative discussion of Going Blind, a unique documentary film that increases public awareness of sight loss and low vision issues profoundly affecting the lives of an increasing number of people around the world.

Discussion Leader: Isaac Zablocki, Director and
Co-founder of ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

Speaker: Joe Lovett, Director of film Going Blind (Lovett Productions)

9:30-10:30 am

The View from Europe
The topics to be discussed will cover multi modalism in European museums and a report on global technology.

Moderator: Elisabeth Axel, President and Founder of Art Beyond Sight

Speakers: Anne Hornsby, Director, Mind’s Eye Description Services, www.mindseyedescription.co.uk;

Dr. Simon Hayhoe, FBCS, FRSA, Senior Lecturer, Department of Childhood Studies; and Joseph Llop

10:30-11:30 am

Artists Making Accessible Art
The speakers will be sharing their experiences and insights on the challenges, rewards, and realities of their lives as artists.

Speakers: Rosalyn Driscoll and Ann Cunningham, tactile/visual artist, art teacher at the Colorado Center for the Blind since 1999, and founder of the nascent National Tactile Arts Center in Denver, Colorado.

11:30 am-12:30 pm

Accessibility Programs in Small Museums (Specifically focused around audiences of people who are blind or have low vision)

Collaborating on a paper on this topic, the speakers, all of whom hosted focus groups, will discuss specifics of how their unique institutions addressed this issue by adding to and/or expanding their programming after the experience.  By sharing their approaches and program goals they hope to help other organizations develop a plan to initiate their own accessibility goals.

Moderator: Deborah Randolph, Curator of Education at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

Speakers: Gretchen Henrich, Director of the Interpretive Education Division at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West; Emily Wolverton, Museum Services Manager and Touch Tours Coordinator at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, AZ; Felice Cleveland, Director of Education, Mattress Factory

12:30-1:30 pm

Museum Practices: New Strategies and Approaches
The topics to be discussed will cover new strategies and approaches in museums and other cultural institutions.

Discussion Leader: Joel Snyder, PhD., Author of The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description, President, Audio Description Associates, LLC  

Speakers: Debra Hegstrom, Senior Educator, Docent Program, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Alvaro Alvarito, Art Beyond Sight

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Inclusive Practices
The speakers will discuss past inclusive practices incorporated in the exhibits and programming activities of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. (Note: The museum’s work in inclusive practices is currently “suspended” as it revises its exhibits/programming activities.)

Speakers: Elisabeth Axel President and Founder of Art Beyond Sight, Judith A. Kirk, Assistant Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Judy Schmeidler

2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Clinic for Museum Website Accessibility
Discussion will focus on general web accessibility principles. Examples of online experiences of individuals with disabilities will be shared, and tips on how participants can improve the accessibility of their own web content will be provided.

Discussion Leader: Jonathan Whiting, Director of Training & Evaluation, WebAIM

Speakers: Glenda Sims and Sharron Rush, Co-founder, Executive Director, Knowbility.org