American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

Everyone's Welcome: Creating Accessible and Inclusive Programs
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Date / Time: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:15am to 11:45am
Location: 
Ambassador Ballroom
Presenter: 
M. Nelson, United States Botanic Garden, Washington, District of Columbia
Pre-Registration Required: 
No

With momentum around diversifying audiences, organizations are encouraged to examine their commitment to and understanding of the disability community. Maura Nelson, Accessibility Coordinator from the United States Botanic Garden, will share insights which have influenced decisions to implement specific accessibility offerings as efforts continue toward fully inclusive programs. Participants will leave this presentation better able to help their organization diversify visitorship, specifically engaging the disability community. Attendees will also be able to identify community assets in order to develop access-programming opportunities and build a community of practice with professionals active in the field of accessibility and inclusion