12th Annual ABS Telephone Crash Course Schedule
Monday, 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
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Webinar Site: artbeyondsight.webex.com
Meeting Number: 730 404 894
If you have problems accessing the Crash Course, please email Administrator@ArtBeyondSight.org
Welcome: Conversation with Director of Going Blind
Discussion Leader: Isaac Zablocki, Director and
Speaker: Joe Lovett, Director of film Going Blind (Lovett Productions)
The View from Europe
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
Artists Making Accessible Art
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
Museum Practices: New Strategies and Approaches
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||
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 Leader: Jonathan Whiting, Director of Training & Evaluation, WebAIM
Speakers: Glenda Sims and Sharron Rush, Co-founder, Executive Director, Knowbility.org