Today’s blog post is written by Laura Baker, Data Migration Specialist, PatronManager.
When you hear the phrase “arts accessibility,” what jumps to the forefront of your mind? Like many, you might first think about physical accommodations having to do with the layout of your venue, such as accessible entrances, elevators, bathrooms, seating, etc. And these things are extremely important — your venue should be in compliance with ADA regulations and standards so that patrons with mobility concerns can safely travel your space and participate in all of your organization’s offerings; but we can and should be doing more than this!
The arts are meant to be enjoyed by everyone, and it is our obligation as arts administrators to ensure that each and every person who comes through our doors is given the opportunity to experience the arts in the fullest way possible, not just be in attendance. So what can we do to make our programming more inclusive and accessible? Here are some ideas from organizations I’ve worked with in the past to help you get started: Read the Article