Lunch & Learn: Creating a Successful Accessible Museum

This content was originally presented as a panel from the CAM 2023 conference in Oakland.

Creating a Successful Accessible Museum: Strategies from the Field

Thursday, July 20, 2023 12:00PM – 1:00PM

A growing body of research shows that people with disabilities want to visit museums, but often feel excluded. As the population ages, the number of disabled will skyrocket. This panel provides an overview and examples of impactful and cost-effective accommodation strategies, including access programs creating a genuinely inclusive museum experience.

The participants of this panel reflect the key players in the growing field of museum accessibility and inclusivity.  Panelists include a museum professional, a technology and accessibility specialist, a researcher in disability studies, and a museum accessibility advocate. The moderator is a journalist and graduate researcher in this field.


Moderator: Andrea Torrice, Master's Student, Museum Studies M.A. Program, University of San Francisco

Panelists: Stanley Yarnell, Director, The Blind Posse; Emily Beitiks, Interim Director, Paul K Longmore Institute on Disability, San Francisco State University; Deb Clearwaters, Director of Education and Interpretation, Asian Art Museum; Silvana Rainey, CEO, Adaptive Technology Services

This event is part of CAM's Lunch & Learn free webinar series and is exclusively sponsored by CalNonprofits Insurance Services. Please contact Jennifer Caballero, Executive Director, if you would like to sponsor other events in this series. Click here to learn more about Lunch & Learn sponsorship.

Closed captioning will be provided. 

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If you have questions about the program, registration, or connecting to the webinar, please contact Rochelle Hoffman, Program Manager, at [email protected]

7/20/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Pacific Daylight Time
Registration for this webinar is closed. A recording will be posted to YouTube.

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