The image depicts the Pittsburgh skyline at night2016 LEAD Conference

The Kennedy Center’s Office of VSA & Accessibility is thrilled to bring the 2016 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference to Pittsburgh, PA July 31 – August 6, 2016 in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and The Andy Warhol Museum. AEC encourages educators to take advantage of this excellent opportunity.

Every year the Kennedy Center’s LEAD conference brings together professionals, both experienced and new, who are working to make cultural arts programs and facilities accessible to people with disabilities of all ages. Join us to meet and mingle with peers, learn about the latest technological advances, get the straight talk on legal issues, and strategize about how to reach, welcome, and engage patrons and visitors of all abilities.

  • Basic to Advanced: No matter what level of experience you have, there’s always something to learn. The building blocks will give newcomers the tools and information they need to develop a successful accessibility program while the discussion groups and advanced track address accessibility for the most experienced.
  • Facilities to Programs: Sessions and discussions will cover all aspects of accessibility from the built environment to programs and communication.
  • Legal Obligations & Customer Service: Learn about relevant laws and regulations and explore accessibility from the customer service and business case perspectives.
  • Networking: Engage in conversations with colleagues who are enthusiastic about accessibility and eager to share their insights and learn from others.

You can learn more on the LEAD website.