The Accessibility Program at the Smithsonian Institution

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The Accessibility Program at the Smithsonian Institution's cover photo
07/17/2015

The Accessibility Program at the Smithsonian Institution's cover photo

Timeline Photos
07/16/2015

Timeline Photos

Happy Anniversary to All of Us – Silver Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act: https://usodep.blogs.govdeli...
07/16/2015
Happy Anniversary to All of Us… | Disability.Blog

Happy Anniversary to All of Us – Silver Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act: https://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2015/07/15/happy-anniversary-to-all-of-us/#more-9686

I begin this narrative by honoring the following significant individuals and recognizing that my mother, father and grandfather instilled in me to lead a life with a great sense of humility, respect, honor and integrity. I am a Filipino American with cerebral palsy. My father served in the United St…

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07/13/2015
Honoring the ADA with the Smithsonian Institution’s Festival ADA: 25 Years of Disability Rights...

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https://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2015/05/27/honoring-the-ada-with-the-smithsonian-institutions-festival-ada-25-years-of-disability-rights-and-the-kennedy-centers-2540-celebration-honoring-the-history-art-and-culture-of-the-disabi/ #2540celebration

The weekend of July 24 through 26, 2015 brings a nationwide celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26th, 1990, capping decades of legal efforts and activism to end discrimination against people with…

Getting ready for the Festival ADA: 25 years of Disability Rights Festival July 24-26 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm each day on the...
07/13/2015
ADA: 25 Years of Disability Civil Rights (July 22-26)

Getting ready for the Festival ADA: 25 years of Disability Rights Festival July 24-26 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm each day on the terrace of National Museum of American History! To learn more about it http://americanhistory.si.edu/topics/disability-history/pages/ada-25-years-disability-civil-rights-july-22-26
#2540celebration

ADA: 25 Years of Disability Civil RightsThe weekend of July 24-26, 2015 brings nation-wide celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. President George H.W.

07/06/2015

Come and see the newly renovated wing of the National Museum of American History! You will not be disappointed!

American Flag made of Legos at the National Museum of American History.
07/06/2015

American Flag made of Legos at the National Museum of American History.

07/06/2015
Conservator

Job at the Smithsonian!

Announcement #: 15R-MR-300642-DEU-NMAH
Position Title: Conservator (Exhibits & Loans)
Open and Close Dates: July 2, 2015 - July 16, 2015
Vacancy Location: Washington, DC
Pay Plan/Series/Grades: GS-1010-11
Area of Consideration: Open to All

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408792000

This position is located in Preservation Services, the Office of Curatorial Affairs, within the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The employee is responsible for the coordination and organization of conservation activities related to NMAH exhibits and loans, and conservation treatment of e…

The Accessibility Program at the Smithsonian Institution's cover photo
06/27/2015

The Accessibility Program at the Smithsonian Institution's cover photo

Come down to the Folklife Festival today! Morning on the Mall - 10:00amTactile Tour - 1:30pm
06/27/2015

Come down to the Folklife Festival today! Morning on the Mall - 10:00am
Tactile Tour - 1:30pm

Folklife Festival 2015 Perú!
06/25/2015

Folklife Festival 2015
Perú!

Folklife Festival 2015  At the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, you will find many exemplary practitioners of diver...
06/17/2015
Festival Schedule

Folklife Festival 2015

At the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, you will find many exemplary practitioners of diverse, authentic, living traditions—both old and new. The goal of the Festival is to strengthen and preserve these traditions by presenting them on the National Mall.

This year’s program will feature Peru. Visitors can expect to experience the culture through the arts and craft demonstrations, music and dance performances, moderated discussions, ritual and celebratory precessions, and a variety of hands on experiences.

Once again the Smithsonian will be offering a number of access services to make this event accessible to all.
Festival accessibility features:

~Induction loop at all music and narrative stages, except the Ralph Rinzler stage.* Receivers are available at various locations throughout the festival.
~Wheelchairs are available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis.
Discussion sessions are offered with ASL and CART. Please refer to the festival schedule to see which sessions are interpreted and captioned. http://www.festival.si.edu/schedule.
~A “Floater” interpreter is available on a first-come first-served basis at the Volunteer tent.
~Large Print schedules and food concession, menus are available at the Information booths and Volunteer tent.
~Service animal watering and cool down stations are located throughout the festival grounds.
~Services which require a reservations, which can be made at access.si.edu or (202) 633-2921:
Verbal description and tactile tours are offered on:
~Saturday, June 27 1:30pm-3:30pm
~Thursday, July 2 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
~ASL tour of the festival grounds will be offered on Sunday, June 28, 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
~Morning on the Mall for individuals with cognitive and/or sensory processing disabilities will be on Saturday, June 27, 10:00am – 12:00pm.

*Due to the National Park Service Regulations regarding structures on the lawn, an FM receiver is being used at the Ralph Renzler Stage

2015 Festival Peru Visitor Information general information festival 101 full schedule festival map evening concerts related events food concessions marketplace Explore Festivals programs by year programs a to z festival video festival blog Support Us giving to the center About Us contact us mission…

06/16/2015

Gearing up for this year's Folklife Festival! Mark your calendars!

Position Title:                                    Exhibit SpecialistAnnouncement #:                          15R-MR-300...
06/11/2015
Exhibit Specialist

Position Title: Exhibit Specialist
Announcement #: 15R-MR-300668-TRF-NMAH
Open and Close Dates: June 11, 2015 - June 25, 2015
Vacancy Location: Washington, DC
Pay Plan/Series/Grades: IS-1010-7
Area of Consideration: Open to All

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406697400

This position is located in the Exhibit Service Group within the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The employee is responsible for installing and repairing lighting systems; and the maintenance and repairs of the exhibits structure.

The Smithsonian Institution Presents…Morning at the MallFOLKLIFE FESTIVAL 2015PERUSATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015 Morning at the...
06/11/2015

The Smithsonian Institution
Presents…
Morning at the Mall
FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL 2015
PERU
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015

Morning at the Mall is a project of the Smithsonian Accessibility Program. The project consists of a series of pre-visit materials designed to help Individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities and their families prepare for a
visit to the Smithsonian Museums. registered families can enter the FESTIVAL one hour early. facilitated activities and a sensory cool down or “Take A Break” space WILL BE available.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 10:00 AM—12:00 PM
(THE FESTIVAL OPENS TO THE PUBLIC AT 11:00 AM)

To register please email [email protected] or call (202) 633-2921

Job opening at the Kennedy Center!https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/404981500 Safety and Occupational Health Ma...
05/29/2015
Safety and Occupational Health Manager

Job opening at the Kennedy Center!


https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/404981500

Safety and Occupational Health Manager
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
$90,823.00 to $118,069.00
Open: May 22, 2015 to June 8, 2015
Job annoucment Number WA1407408-JN
Apply on line at www.Usajobs.gov

The Kennedy Center, as the sole presidential memorial to John F. Kennedy in the environs of Washington, D.C., is a national center for the performing arts managed by the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees. The Kennedy Center includes eight theatres, presenting more than 2,000 performances annually, re…

Job openings at the Smithsonain!Announcement #:                           15R-MR-300467-DEU-NMAHPosition Title:         ...
05/28/2015
Food History Program Specialist

Job openings at the Smithsonain!

Announcement #: 15R-MR-300467-DEU-NMAH
Position Title: Food History Program Specialist
Open and Close Dates: May 27, 2015 - June 2, 2015
Vacancy Location: Washington, DC
Pay Plan/Series/Grades: GS-1001-12
Area of Consideration: Open to All

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/405135900

This position is located in Office of Programs and Strategic Initiatives within the National Museum of American History. The employee is responsible for responsibility for formulating goals and plans, developing budgets and spending plans, assisting with fund raising, and directing supporting staff…

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!
05/26/2015

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Have you visited Q?rius in National Museum of Natural History?  1,000 of hands on opportunities!! http://qrius.si.edu/
05/20/2015

Have you visited Q?rius in National Museum of Natural History? 1,000 of hands on opportunities!! http://qrius.si.edu/

Seeking volunteers for our upcoming Festival marking the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you...
05/19/2015

Seeking volunteers for our upcoming Festival marking the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you know someone who would like to volunteer, email [email protected].

Job at the Smithsonian...#:                           15R-MR-300451-TRF-NMAHPosition Title:                             ...
05/14/2015
Exhibit Technology Specialist

Job at the Smithsonian...
#: 15R-MR-300451-TRF-NMAH
Position Title: Exhibit Technology Specialist
Open and Close Dates: May 14, 2015 - May 28, 2015
Vacancy Location: Washington, DC
Pay Plan/Series/Grades: IS-1001-7
Area of Consideration: Open to All

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/403991400

This position is located in the Exhibition Technology Group of the Office of Management and Museum Services within the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The employee is responsible for installing, monitoring, and maintaining technology-based exhibit components and software for the museum e…

04/25/2015

Looking for something to do this weekend? Go visit the Smithsonian Museums!

More pictures from last weeks Morning at the Museum at the National Zoo!  To learn more about Morning at the Museum go t...
04/25/2015

More pictures from last weeks Morning at the Museum at the National Zoo! To learn more about Morning at the Museum go to our webpage http://www.si.edu/Accessibility/MATM

Jane Goodall stopped by the Great Ape House during Morning at the Museum!
04/18/2015

Jane Goodall stopped by the Great Ape House during Morning at the Museum!

04/15/2015

Spring is the perfect time to come to the National Mall and see the Museums. Let us know if we can help you arrange access services to enjoy the vast Smithsonian programming.

Mark your calendars!  Garden FestThis year’s Garden Fest program will celebrate National Public Gardens Day (May 8, 2015...
04/02/2015

Mark your calendars!
Garden Fest
This year’s Garden Fest program will celebrate National Public Gardens Day (May 8, 2015) with a collection of activities focused on the importance of pollinators to our food and ecosystems. Come explore the history of honey bees, learn what you can do to attract pollinators to your garden and participate in multiple hands on activities. http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/garden-fest.html

The Accessibility Program at the Smithsonian Institution
04/02/2015

The Accessibility Program at the Smithsonian Institution

Have you signed up for Morning at the Museum yet?  There is still time!
03/31/2015

Have you signed up for Morning at the Museum yet? There is still time!

TiLT Challenge! - Film/Media Competition on DisabilityTiLT asks young artists and media makers (ages 13-22) to share the...
03/31/2015
Tilt Challenge

TiLT Challenge! - Film/Media Competition on Disability

TiLT asks young artists and media makers (ages 13-22) to share their experiences with disability—in their own lives or in the lives of others—in an effort to shift, or tilt, society's perceptions of people with disabilities. Basically, to use their art form and storytelling capacity to re-frame the way people think about disability through evocative, honest stories. Submission deadline is May 15, 2015.

More Info: http://tiltchallenge.org/
Questions: [email protected] or (202) 416-8898

TiLT is a program of the Kennedy Center, Office of VSA and Accessibility

New Angles on the Disability Experience.

03/25/2015
www.friendsinart.com

YOU ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR THE FRIENDS IN ART SCHOLARSHIP!

Friends-in-Art (FIA), a nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing accessibility and opportunity for artists and audience members who are visually impaired, offers an annual $1500 scholarship to college students who are legally blind and live in North America.

If you are a high school senior or a college student are planning to, or are currently majoring in the field of music, art, drama, or creative writing, and are a blind or visually impaired, we encourage you to apply!

Note: Legal blindness is defined as an individual who has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the corrected eye and/or 20 degrees or less visual field in the corrected eye. Only individuals who are legally blind in BOTH eyes are eligible to receive this scholarship.

To apply, please go to

www.friendsinart.com

and complete the application and upload/mail the required materials per the directions on the form by May 31, 2015. Please direct any questions to Wayne Pearcy, FIA's scholarship chair, at [email protected]

Best wishes,
Peter Altschul
Immediate Past President
FIA of ACB

03/25/2015

What is it?
The DC Youth Leaders Network is a way for DC youth with disabilities, IEPs, and 504 plans (ages 12-25) to connect to opportunities in their communities to be leaders and build the skills needed to succeed. The DC Youth Leaders Network provides opportunities to:
• Speak to policy makers in government
• Connect with employers
• Work with your peers and build self-advocacy skills
• Participate in local transition conferences in DC, VA, PA, DE, etc.
• Facilitate and lead local trainings and workshops for youth, schools, service providers, parents, etc.
• Network with local and national experts
• Participation in self-expression through the arts

Who Can Join?
This is an inclusive network open to all DC youth with disabilities, IEPs, and 504 plans ages 12-25. An individual may register or a school or community organization may register a group of students.

Why Join?
1. FREE
• There is no cost to join.
• Transportation assistance is available upon request.
2. FLEXIBLE
• The network will send a list of upcoming opportunities and updates monthly. Students choose to participate in whichever activities best fit their schedule.
3. VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS
• Volunteer Community Service Hours are a DC high school graduation requirement.
• Join the network and earn hours each time you participate.
4. BUILD YOUR RESUME AND/OR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
• Participation in this network will help students build skills to develop academically and professionally.

How do I Join?
Please complete the registration form attached to this flyer. Return it to Sarah Grime: [email protected]

You may also register by phone by calling Sarah Grime: (202) 907-6887

Address

NMAH, PO Box 37012, MRC 607
Washington D.C., DC
20013

http://www.si.edu/visit/infocenter/access.htm This website provides information on the various metro stations that serve the Smithsonian Museums and accessible entrances

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 7:30pm
Tuesday 10am - 7:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 7:30pm
Thursday 10am - 7:30pm
Friday 10am - 7:30pm

Telephone

(202) 633-2921

Website

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