Friday, December 11, 2015

Technology for Access: Innovation, Inspiration and Implementation

Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Museum Of Contemporary Art Kanter Meeting Center
220 E. Chicago Avenue
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This workshop will explore innovative and inspirational technology being used or considered by cultural organizations to help improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities. From web accessibility to use of apps and emerging assistive technologies, the session will feature a range of potential options for cultural organizations to explore. We will discuss the process of incorporating accessibility with technology, demonstrate some assistive technologies in use, and have an opportunity to share and show off new and upcoming uses of technology for access in cultural spaces.

Panel will include:
• Sina Bahram - President, Prime Access Consulting, Inc.
• Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli - Director of Digital Media, Museum of Contemporary Art
• Susan Chun - Chief Content Officer, Museum of Contemporary Art

Who Should Attend CCAC programs are always free of charge and open to the public. For this program, we recommend:
• mid-level cultural administrators from museums, theaters, zoos, gardens and other cultural spaces
• those who officially (or unofficially) are responsible for accessibility at your organization

Entrance: Use theater lobby entrance, via the street-level doors at the corner of Pearson & Mies van der Rohe (behind Watertower Place.) The Kanter meeting room is located adjacent to the theater lobby.

Parking: Discounted parking ($12 for up to 6 hours) is available for the MCA garage, at 220 E.Chicago Ave. Parking vouchers will be distributed at the program.

Public Transportation: The MCA is located four blocks east of the Chicago El stop on the CTA Red Line. Three CTA bus routes stop in front of the building, #3 King Drive, #10 Museum, and #66 Chicago Ave., and several Michigan Ave. bus routes have stops within 3 blocks west of the building.

Accessibility: The event space is accessible to wheelchair-users and visitors who need to avoid stairs. Open Captioning and Assistive Listening Devices will be available. For further accessibility information or to request additional accommodations, please contact us at least two weeks in advance by email at or by calling Lynn Walsh at 708-921-1980.

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