Cultural Accessibility Forum & Exchange (CAFE) creates dialogue between the cultural community and the human service sector to expand understanding and practice in accessibility.
Cultural Accessibility Forum & Exchange (CAFE)
CAFE brings cultural organizations together with members of the disability and low-income communities to focus on improving cultural access for everyone.
This forum addresses issues of cultural accessibility in order to:
Enhance accessible accommodations offered by the Greater Philadelphia cultural community
Encourage arts providers within the sector to continue their efforts in making experiences accessible to patrons with disabilities
Expand awareness of the need for such efforts
Art-Reach’s Cultural Accessibility Forum & Exchange (CAFE) is made possible with support by Independence Public Media Foundation.
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Join ACCESS Jawn
Access Jawn is a Philadelphia-based peer-group powered by Art-Reach to foster a community of cultural professionals who are dedicated to increasing accessibility in the arts. We welcome individuals who are new to the field, an expert, and everyone in between for helpful conversation, knowledge sharing, and FUN!
This 2021 CAFE season we had some amazing presenters from all over North America sharing their best practices, and tips and tricks for bringing accessibility to a new digital world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we work to plan the next CAFE season, take a moment to view the past season’s presentations on our CAFE YouTube playlist.
View Past Presenters
Offline: Staying Connected without Connectivity by Barbara Wong- Director of Community Engagement, Barnes Foundation
Amber Carroll, Director of COVIA- Well Connected
Kelsey Timler, Ph.D. Candidate, UBC Interdisciplinary Studies & Helen Brown, RN, Ph.D. University of British Columbia, School of Nursing. Click here to watch.
Creating with Access in Mind by Krista Lewis, Deaf & Nontraditional Communication Professional, ODP. Click here to watch.
Let’s Take This Outside by Marcie Bramucci, of People’s Light & Theatre; Amanda Berg Wilson, of The Catamounts; Katy Brown & Nick Piper, of the Barter Theatre. Click here to watch.