Jul 30

UNIVERSAL ACCESS & THE ARTS DAY

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
July 30, 2019 | Tuesday

Tuesday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join the Office of Raleigh Arts and the Raleigh Arts Commission for the third annual Universal Access & the Arts Day. This daylong event highlights trends and best practices in the arts for engaging Deaf and disability communities. 

This year’s event focuses on new and innovative uses for technology in the accessibility field. From cell phone apps to iPads, to crowdsourced web content, 3D-printing and more, technology is revolutionizing how people engage with the arts. Internationally recognized inclusive design expert Sina Bahram will deliver the keynote address and lead an afternoon session on digital access projects he has worked on with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and New York City’s Cooper Hewitt Museum. 

DATE: Thursday, June 21, 9am-4:30pm

COST: $35 (includes networking lunch)

LOCATION: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury St., Raleigh

Click here to register online. [https://raleigharts.wufoo.com/forms/universal-access-the-arts-day-2018/]

Presented by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and Sponsored by the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau 

ABOUT SINA BAHRAM

NC native Sina Bahram is an accessibility consultant, researcher, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Prime Access Consulting (PAC), an accessibility firm whose clients include both private and nationally-funded museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Andy Warhol Museum, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, among others. When not working with museums, Prime Access Consulting’s clients include technology startups, research labs and Fortune-1000 companies. In 2012, Sina was recognized as a White House Champion of Change by President Barack Obama for his work enabling users with disabilities to succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. In 2015, the international accessibility community recognized Sina as an Emerging Leader in Digital Accessibility at the annual Knowbility Community Heroes of Accessibility Awards. In 2017, Sina served as the invited co-chair of the 2017 Museums and the Web conference.

Join the Office of Raleigh Arts and the Raleigh Arts Commission for the fourth annual Universal Access & the Arts Day. This day-long event highlights trends and best practices in the arts for engaging deaf and disability communities. 

WHO’S PRESENTING THIS YEAR

Currently partnering with La Jolla Playhouse and the Goodman Theatre on new works by disabled playwrights, National Disability Theatre co-founders Talleri McRae and Mickey Rowe will present the keynote address and lead an afternoon session on national trends inclusive theatre. Internationally-recognized autism in the arts expert Roger Ideishi will also fly in from China to lead a half-day session on sensory- friendly programming.

FULL-DAY COST: $35 (includes networking lunch)

HALF-DAY\MORNING SESSIONS ONLY COST: FREE!

LOCATION: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury Street

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