Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Universal Approach to Interpretive Planning, Programs and Design

A Universal Approach to Interpretive Planning, Programs and Design

February 25, 2013 to March 1, 2013


Smithsonian Institution,Dillon Ripley Center, Room 3037, 1100 Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington , DC 20560

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Presented by the National Center on Accessibility and the Smithsonian Institution Accessibility Program


Building on years of successful collaboration, the National Center on Accessibility and the Smithsonian Institution Accessibility Program will present THE premier course for interpretive accessibility in 2013. “A Universal Approach to Interpretive Planning, Programs and Design” focuses on methods and techniques for developing programs and exhibits that benefit people of all abilities. Held on the campus of the Smithsonian Institution in 2013, attendees will benefit from the rich cultural and historic resources of the world’s largest museum complex and research organization. The course is ideal for interpreters and interpretive planners, educators, accessibility coordinators, program coordinators, curators and exhibit planners, designers and fabricators. Training sessions will concentrate on the benefits of universal designs that can be utilized by people of all abilities. Attendees will be challenged to think beyond the minimum accessibility standards to design concepts for all ages and abilities. Participants will gain an understanding of the needs of people with disabilities and the application of the principles of Universal Design to interpretive sites, museums, zoos, aquariums, historic sites, nature centers and recreation areas. Sessions will highlight the evolving use of accessible technology for multi-media programs while addressing access to exhibits, audiovisual programs, museum and education programs, published materials and communications. Additional discussion will include considerations for developing contracts, scope of work and budgets for exhibit design and fabrication. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of the critical use of tactile methods with maps, exhibits and objects.
TUITION: Universal Approach to Interpretive Planning, Programs and Design - $650
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register early to receive $75 off the registration fee.
NPS DISCOUNT: NPS personnel should contact NCA for the NPS rate and registration discount code. This code must be entered at the time of registration. No discount codes will be applied/accepted after the online registration form has been submitted.
CEU's There is an additional $25 processing fee to receive CEU’s. The CEUs will be received from Indiana University. The individual is responsible for submitting the appropriate paperwork to his/her accrediting/certifying agency. Individuals requesting CEUs must be present for the entire training program to be eligible to receive the CEUs at the end of the course.


Deadline to register TBA. Late registrations will be accepted as space allows.
The National Center on Accessibility requires a minimum number of registrants to conduct this course. If the minimum is not met by February 4, all registrants will be immediately notified of course cancellation. NCA is not responsible for loss of individual hotel or transportation related expenses. A full refund of course registration fee will be provided.
There is a $150 fee for all cancellations. Notification of cancellation must be submitted to NCA in writing.

Contact For More Information:

Nan A. Smith
Phone: 812-856-4429 (voice) or 812-856-4421 (tty)
Email: nanasmit@indiana.edu
Fax: 812-856-4480
Web: National Center On Accessibility

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To access the CDR Library catalog, please click on this link.

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