As a public not-for-profit, are you aware of your obligations under the ADA? Have you evaluated your site? What happens when a patron complains? This workshop will highlight your organizational responsibilities and steward the first step toward dismantling the cultural and social barriers that limit participation. Staff training, adaptive solutions, language etiquette, and select resources accompany experiential learning. Leave with a plan!
Charles G. Baldwin is the Program Officer for the Mass Cultural Council’s Universal Participation (UP) Initiative, which provides resources for organizations to develop inclusive and equitable tools for policy development and community engagement. He serves on the Executive Committee of CANE (Cultural Access New England) and was a founding member of TAMA (Theatre Artists Marketing Alliance) and CBACT (Consortium of Boston Area Children’s Theatres). Charles is an active participant in AFTA (Americans for the Arts) and the Kennedy Center’s LEAD Conference (Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability). He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN), the Boston ReelAbilites Film Festival, Open Door Arts, and Wheelock Family Theatre. Out of the office, Charles is an educator, illustrator, stage designer, and puppeteer.