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Art Access for All Educational Series at the HCSCC

February 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Art Access for All: A monthly educational series held at the Historical and Cultural Society (3rd floor Elm room) focusing on people with disabilities in the arts including but not limited to etiquette, accommodations, best practices and how to make your arts organization user friendly for all patrons.

Each monthly session will be held from 12pm – 1pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month over the lunch hour and will focus on specific disability and/or specific accommodations needed for art exhibits and live performances for all to enjoy. Free and open to the public – bring your staff or a friend. Bring your lunch or purchase your lunch from Rex Café located at the museum (open 11:30am to 1:30pm).

Art Access for All Educational Series Schedule:

February 15, 2017
Rachel Stotts Assistant Professor and Clinical Supervisor from MSUM will present on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her 19 years of experience as a mother, teacher and leader in the field will bring us perspective on the common misbeliefs and the wide range of differences among people with ASD. She will demonstrate accommodations developed by her students for an art exhibit and explain why arts organizations need to implement accommodations into their programming.

March 15, 2017
Jesse Shirek, Vision Rehabilitation/Assistive Technology Specialist and Accessible Web Design Consultant will discuss specific accommodations needed for people with vision loss. His multiple years of experience as a teacher, artist and leader in the field, as well as his own vision impairment, Jesse offers a unique expertise on the importance of high contrast, eliminating visual clutter and how to best create an environment in your arts organization that is most user friendly for patrons with vision impairments.

April 19, 2017
Paulette Wood, Program Director for Vocational Training Center will help us understand the perspective of a person with a cognitive disability. She will teach us the reasons why detailed information is necessary to prepare people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a positive visit to a theater production or museum exhibit. Paulette has 39 years of experience in the field of cognitive disability, having worked in 4 states, holding leadership positions in both residential and vocational services.

May 17, 2017
Jeanne Kolo-Johnson, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist/Certified ASL Interpreter from the State of Minnesota will present on proper etiquette, communication, accommodating people with hearing loss in your arts organization, and Deaf culture. She has several years of experience working with the Deaf community, by advocating for communication access, providing training for service providers and working directly with consumers who have hearing loss.
To RSVP or request accommodations, please contact Sherry Shirek email sherrybeth7@gmail.com or call/text 701-781-3055


February 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Historical And Cultural Society Of Clay County
(218) 299-5511


Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
202 1st Ave N
Moorhead, MN 56560 United States
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(218) 299-5511