MAKING ART ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE

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It is important for persons with disabilities to use their talents and abilities to explore and express themselves through participation in the Arts. In today's session, attendees will be provided a hands-on show and tell experience as we will look at various assistive technologies and adaptive solutions to improve access to the Arts.

In this session you will:

  • Learn innovative strategies and tools for increasing inclusion to their programming.

  • Learn about resources for adaptive equipment and tools.

Presented by:

Brian Norton

Brian Norton
Director of Assistive Technology
Easterseals Crossroads
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Brian currently serves as the Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals Crossroads. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Clinical Assistive Technology and the INDATA Project, a federally funded statewide assistive technology program for the agency. He is a RESNA-certified Assistive Technology Professional, and is the host of “ATFAQ – Assistive Technology Frequently Asked Questions” a podcast and radio show. He is well-known for his creative approach to helping people lead more independent and fulfilling lives through the use of Assistive Technology.

Gina Shultz

Gina Shultz
Manager, Therapeutic Programs
Easterseals Crossroads
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Gina was born and raised in a small town in Michigan and moved to Indianapolis in 2009. She received a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation in 2008 and has worked as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist for the past 10 years. She is a member of Recreation Therapists of Indiana and is the Manager of Therapeutic Programs at Easterseals Crossroads. She works with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings and is passionate about adaptive exercise, sports, and recreation and leisure with a focus on active inclusion.

Sarah Norton

Sarah Norman
Assistant Manager
Garfield Park Arts Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Sarah is a painter, illustrator, crafter, and art educator. She is the assistant manager at the Garfield Park Arts Center where she has worked for over 6 years, passionately sharing the arts with the community. Sarah loves teaching others how to make things with their hands, and she likes getting goofy with kids. She lives in Indianapolis with her boyfriend and 2 cats.