NEA Webinar: Web Sites, Videos, Mobile Apps, + Video Games: Accessibility for All.
The NEA Office of Accessibility recently hosted a webinar on making websites, videos, mobile apps, and video games accessible to all users, featuring expert speakers from the WGBH National Center for Accessible Media and the AbleGamers Foundation. The webinar is now archived
, as well as a document listing the links referenced in the presentation.
Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics about Working Artists. The NEA just announced
a new research tool on working artists. This online Arts Data Profile
tallies the number of artists at the state and metro levels and breaks out key demographic characteristics, including artists with disabilities
. For example, it highlights that nationally, 4 percent of all artists have disabilities, compared with 6 percent of the labor force. At 7 percent, the share of dancers and musicians with a disability is somewhat higher. The percentage of working musicians with a disability is comparatively high in Alaska (25 percent), Alabama (14 percent), Kentucky (16 percent), and Wisconsin (13 percent). Check the site for more interesting data on your state and how artists with disabilities fare.
Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference
. Please mark your calendars for the LEAD Conference
, which will be held August 21-23, 2013, in Washington, D.C. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Office of Accessibility will be holding a pre-conference peer session for regional and state Accessibility Coordinators
. This is an opportunity to learn from experts in accessibility and share ideas with each other, with a strong emphasis on regional collaboration. The peer session will be held on Tuesday, August 20 from 1:00 – 5:30 P.M. and Wednesday, August 21 from 8:30 – 12 Noon, before the conference begins at 1:00 P.M. If you have questions, please contact Beth Bienvenu at firstname.lastname@example.org
VSA Funding Available for Organizations to Perform Arts, Education and Disability Programming.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Office of VSA and Accessibility, is seeking proposals from organizations
to carry out the following 7 (seven) VSA programs: VSA Arts Connect All Professional Development Program, VSA Arts Connect All Workshop/Residency Program, VSA Children’s Visual Art Discovery Program, VSA International Young Soloists: Music for Every Student Program, VSA Playwright Discovery Program, VSA Rosemary Kennedy Internship Program, and VSA Accessible Arts for Kids Program. Contract amounts will vary but generally range between $2,000 and $25,000. Deadline is July 31, 2013