Accessibility in the GLAM Sector: A Virtual Panel for National AccessAbility Week

GLAM Accessibility

Accessibility is a dynamic subject. Our understanding of its best practices continues to evolve, in large part thanks to feedback from community members and accessibility professionals. In that spirit, and to celebrate National AccessAbility Week, the Royal BC Museum will be hosting a virtual panel on the future of accessibility in the galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) sector. Tune in to learn more about physical, digital and cultural accessibility, and how GLAM institutions can become more accessible going forward.

The museum has hired an ASL interpreter to provide real-time translation during the panel.

Panelists:

Tara Moss (She/Her)

Tara Moss is a Victorian born author of 13 bestselling books of fiction and non-fiction, a documentary maker, and an advocate. She is an Edna Ryan Award winner and UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival. As a disabled woman and ambulatory wheelchair user diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) after a hip injury in 2016, Tara has used her public profile to help de-stigmatize disability, chronic illness and chronic pain. In 2020 she accepted the honorary role of Pain Champion with Pain Australia. In the media and through her page @TaraandWolfie (named for one of her first mobility aids), she brings advocacy and visibility to issues of disability and chronic illness, and the need to normalize mobility aids. Her latest book is the internationally best-selling novel The War Widow.

Taylor Sands
(She/Her)

Taylor Sands is the Training Coordinator at Canucks Autism Network, where she oversees the bookings for over 200 live training workshops and community engagement events for recreation, sport, businesses, first responders, and schools. She is also a behaviour interventionist and has been working with individuals with autism for over 10 years. With a history of directly delivering autism training workshops and working in museum settings, Taylor has a strong background in supporting museum educators to provide inclusive and welcoming spaces for individuals with autism.

Caileigh Swann 
(She/Her)  

Caileigh Swann is the Program Coordinator for Employment Services at Community Living Victoria (est. 1955). For more than 30 years, Employment Services has been connecting employers with dynamic, dedicated employees. Employment Specialists work hard to develop strong relationships with those employers to support the long-term success of the employees we place resulting in a diverse and inclusive workforce. Driven by the firm belief that employment is for all, Caileigh’s philosophy is everyone has the right to secure meaningful, paid employment and that as citizens, we all have a responsibility to contribute to the working community to the best of our unique abilities.

Register in advance for this webinar: 
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wn5nzlSUSUyuQ35XRqVFQQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

A recording of the event will be posted the Royal BC Museum's YouTube Channel in the days following the event. 

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Kim Gough
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