Workshop on “Improving the Visitor Experience for Visitors with Disabilities” Adds Exciting New Speakers

Workshop on “Improving the Visitor Experience for Visitors with Disabilities” Adds Exciting New Speakers

We are excited to share that our workshop on March 1 at Maryland Hall, “Improving the Visitor Experience for Visitors with Physical Disabilities,” has added exciting new speakers! Due to the withdrawal of a planned speaker due to medical issues, we are bringing some high-powered personnel to the podium, and you won’t want to miss this event. Please help us spread the word!

Speakers include: Beth Ziebarth, Head Diversity Officer for the Smithsonian, Ann Deschamps, Director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, Meredith Peruzzi, Director of the National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University, and Steve Hairsine, Blind Industries and Services of Maryland.

Read Elizabeth Ziebarth’s bio here:

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This workshop provides information about the experiences of people with physical disabilities visiting museums and includes practical ways museum professionals can enhance the visitor experience at their sites for all patrons of all abilities. The workshop will be Friday, March 1, 9 a.m., in the Bowen Theatre (lower level) of Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. The fee is $10 (see below); coffee and pastries will be available. The professional speakers are individuals who have disabilities themselves and are excellent spokespersons for this topic. 

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We made an effort to ensure there will be room for everyone interested, please notify your colleagues and anyone who might have an interest! ASL interpreters will be part of this workshop. If using Eventbrite does not work for you, anyone can contact our office via e-mail ([email protected]) to reserve a spot to pay at the door. For anyone who cannot pay the workshop fee, please contact us, we have “scholarship” funding available!

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