Vermont Arts Council

Accessibility: Plan Ahead

Norma Miller of White Coat Captioning discusses the process of real-time voice-to-text transcription with visitors of the Art of Inclusion workshop.

Accessibility and inclusion refer to more than just the physical characteristics of a facility. Policies, programs, services, and  effective communication also play a role. The solution is to create a roadmap with organizational buy-in at all levels: board, staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors.

About the Workshop

Accessibility: Plan Ahead is a one-day convening addressing the why, what, and how of building a plan for accessibility and inclusion. Through consultation with ADA professionals and people with various disabilities, participants will gain:

  • the ability to assess the accessibility or an organization’s facilities, programs, and policies
  • an awareness of nondiscrimination and accessibility laws and how they apply to nonprofit organizations
  • an understanding of what a comprehensive accessibility plan is and how to create it
  • tools, resources, and knowledge of ways to implement change

who should attend

Administrators of nonprofit organizations. The workshop will best serve organizations with a primary focus on the arts, but any nonprofit personnel are welcome.


December 5, 2017. Snow date December 6, 2017
Bethel Town Hall 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Free for returning Agile Nonprofit organizations, $25 for new participants.
Lead instructors: Kathy Gips, New England ADA Center; Sarah Launderville, Vermont Center for Independent Living.

The workshop is full, but you may email or call to be added to a waiting list.


Contact Sarah Mutrux by email or by calling 802.828.5425 with any questions or concerns that you have.

admin-place October 2, 2017