The Arts Learning Community for Universal Access consists of arts organizations that collaborate to advocate for and improve access to the arts for people with disabilities.
Since 2015, the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County have partnered to offer a yearlong arts learning community that uses a collaborative approach to advocating for and improving access to the arts for people with disabilities.
Congratulations to the organizations joining/rejoining the learning community for 2017-2018:
Cary Arts Center
Marbles Kids Museum
NC Arts Council
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
NCSU Gregg Museum
Raleigh Little Theatre
Sertoma Art Center
Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
Examples of projects undertaken by learning community participants include
updating wayfinding signage within participant's building,
creating large print playbills,
creating bilingual event flyers,
removing a wall to make a gallery more accessible,
installing a hearing loop,
including more information about venue/event accessibility on web site,
changing the design and location of a front desk,
moving a monthly public performance from an inaccessible upstairs location to an entry level location, and
adding audio described performances for the blind and low vision community.
To learn more about the ADA Learning Community, contact Ragen Carlile at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 839-1498, ext. 209.