Succesfully Accessible – a Lunch Hour Webinar Series
The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs in partnership with VSA Florida has organized a series of webinars to help arts and cultural organizations design, create and implement successful accessible programming, events and environments for their patrons. Each session will include Florida Division of Cultural Affairs staff and guests who can provide information and experience on the importance of accessibility in the arts. There will be time for a question and answer session.
The Dutchess County Arts Council, Abilities First and Taconic Resources for Independence invite the local community to view either or both of the final webinars in this series as a group. Each of the webinars will be streamed live from noon – 1pm, and will be followed by Q&A and discussion of local resources and steps for implementation in our area. Artists and representatives from arts and cultural organizations of any size are encouraged to attend, particularly those that receive public funding.
Wed., May 22 – Planning a Successful Visit for Patrons who use Wheelchairs or Mobility Issues
at Abilities First, Administration Bldg./Training Room
70 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, 12603
Q & A following webinar with Amanda Crowley of Abilities First
Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch if desired. Please arrive in time for the beginning of the webinar, which starts promptly at 12 noon and finishes at 1 pm. Local Q&A will follow the webinar at 1pm.
Wed., June 26 – Staff Training: Dos and Don’ts
at Taconic Resources for Independence (TRI)
82 Washington Street, Suite 214, Poughkeepsie 12601
Q & A following webinar with Cynthia Fiore, Executive Director TRI and Patrick Muller, ADA specialist, TRI. Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch if desired. Please arrive in time for the beginning of the webinar, which starts promptly at 12 noon and finishes at 1 pm. Local Q&A will follow the webinar at 1pm.
To register to attend a local viewing of either webinar, please follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/AccessibleWebinars
For more information and to see what each of these organizations offers, please see:
Dutchess County Arts Council: www.artsmidhudson.org
Abilities First: www.abilitiesfirstny.org
Taconic Resources for Independence: www.taconicresources.org
For further information about this webinar series, or to register for viewing directly on your computer (if you will
NOT be viewing at the above locations) please see
Please email questions or accessibility needs related to the webinar to the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs Accessibility Coordinator, Maureen McKloski at Maureen.McKloski@dos.myflorida.com prior to the session.