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April Art Access for All Series Focuses on Accommodating Arts Patrons with Cognitive Disabilities

Next Wednesday is the third Wednesday of April, which means there’s another Art Access for All education series takes place at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County! This month’s series on April 19 features Paulette Wood, the program director for the Vocational Training Center, who will discuss how to accommodate arts patrons with cognitive disabilities.

Art Access for All, a monthly educational series held 12 – 1pm every third Wednesday of the month over lunch hour, offers valuable information on people with disabilities in the arts including (but not limited to) etiquette, accommodations, best practices and how to make your arts organization user friendly for people of all abilities.

Each session focuses on specific disabilities and/or specific accommodations needed for art exhibits and live performances for all to enjoy.

Paulette Wood will teach attendees the reasons why detailed information is necessary to prepare people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for a positive experience at theater productions, museum visits, and other arts events.

Paulette Wood, program director for the Vocational Training Center, will discuss how to accommodate arts patrons with cognitive disabilities. Photo courtesy of Sherry Shirek.

The Art Access for All educational series is free and open to the public and takes place in the Elm Room on the third floor of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. Bring your staff or a friend! You’re welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch from the Rex Café at the museum. To RSVP or request accommodations, contact Sherry Shirek at 701-781-3055 or email sherrybeth7@gmail.com.



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