FINAL PROGRAM RELEASED
One of the world’s leading accessibility experts – The Smithsonian Institution’s Director of Accessibility Programs Beth Ziebarth – has been confirmed as the second international keynote speaker at the upcoming Arts Activated 2019 Conference, Australia’s leading disability arts forum.
The Smithsonian is one of the world’s foremost museum complexes and for over 30 years Ms Ziebarth has been working to shape the institution’s approach to making its programs, services and infrastructure more accessible for both visitors and staff with disability.
Ms Ziebarth will be the keynote speaker on the second day of the conference which aims to help fast track the process of making arts, culture and events more accessible for the 20% of Australians who live with a disability or who are Deaf.
Produced by Accessible Arts – NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation – the conference will take place at Sydney’s Waterview centre at Sydney Olympic Park from 22 – 23 August 2019 and will attract up to 200 artists, arts workers, disability advocates, researchers, policymakers and other experts from across the arts, cultural and disability sectors.