Workshop targets better service for visitors with ...

Workshop targets better service for visitors with disabilities

MTSU’s Department of History and Public History Program are co-sponsoring a special workshop for public organizations on better ways to serve people with disabilities.

The daylong workshop, “Disability and Your Cultural Organization: Sensitivity and Strategies for Going Beyond ADA,” is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, inside MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.

Organizers say the workshop will provide public organizations, such as museums and historical groups, with resources and support to develop and improve their program offerings for disabled students and adults in accordance with and beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. workshop will feature keynote speaker Krista Flores from the Smithsonian Institute Accessibility Program; speaker Karen Wade from the Homestead Museum in Los Angeles County, Calif.; Dr. Lisa Pruitt from MTSU; and a panel of other experts. Participants also will be able to choose two afternoon breakout sessions to discuss specific techniques and strategies for certain disabilities.

Registration is $20 per person and includes lunch.

Event co-sponsors also include the Association of Graduate Students in History, Tennessee Association of Museums and the Inter-Museum Council of Nashville.

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