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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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!
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Upcoming CAFE sessions:
Creating with Access in Mind
March 24, 2021 | 3 – 4:30 PM EST
Art-Reach partnered with eight arts and cultural institutions in the Philadelphia region on a grant-funded project to create short accessible videos with a simple premise: Tell us a story. These ENCORE at Home videos were embedded with verbal description, ASL interpretation, and captioning. In collaboration with Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), we asked self-advocates to watch the videos and provide feedback. Krista Lewis, Deaf, and Nontraditional Communication Professional will share their feedback along with her expertise and assessment of this project and insights on how the arts and cultural sector can build more accessible content online.
Presented by: Krista Lewis, Deaf and Nontraditional Communication Professional, ODP
Offline: Staying Connected without Connectivity
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 | 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST
Details to be announced! Stay tuned!
View Past Presenters
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.
Accessibility & Media Production by PhillyCAM, Click here to view CAFE on Youtube.
Just the Ticket: Ticketing Law & and Best Practices by Dani Rose, Ticket Philadelphia & Alex Boyle, Art-Reach
Build A Bridge International
presenting, Fostering Resilience through Art Making
Elizabeth Clay presenting, The Digital Welcome Mat: Is Your Website and Marketing Accessible to the Disability Community
I AM, Documentary Film by Art-Reach