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1809CCAC April Program: Welcoming guests who are blind or have low vision

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  • Christena M. Gunther
    Mar 22, 2014

      Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium and the Arts and Culture Project at Access Living present:


      Providing services and programming for guests who are blind or have low vision

      Date: Friday, April 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

      Location: Access Living, 115 W Chicago Ave. Chicago

      Registration Required: EventBrite Registration


      This workshop will offer a survey of services and programming that theaters, museums and other cultural institutions can provide to make themselves accessible for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Learn more about topics that will include (but not be limited to):

      -       audio description for theatre performances, and verbal description for museums/other cultural spaces

      -       touch tours and tactile experiences

      -       creating written materials in braille and large print formats

      -       accommodating service animals

      -       outreach to the blind and low vision community

      -       customer service and creating a safe environment

      Accommodations and Accessibility Information: 

      - 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 email ChicagoCulturalAccess@... or call Lynn Walsh at 312-464-7679. We kindly request 2 weeks notice for other accommodations.


      Parking Information:

      Paid street parking available.

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