Accessibility & the Arts - Gibney
Week of September 22, 2019
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Accessibility & the Arts

Disability/Arts/NYC Task Force

This workshop is an introduction to the principles and tactics for centering disability in accessibility for the arts. It will begin with ways of conceptualizing disability access and then consider how to begin immediately, including orientations toward audio description, real-time captioning, ASL interpretation, web accessibility, publicity and event design, and more. The workshop will stress the ways that accessibility must be understood beyond regulatory and compliance-based models, considering the ways that disability artistry is modeling forms of interrogation that can lead to immediate and long-term transformations.

Facilitated by: Kevin Gotkin

Kevin Gotkin is an artist, academic and activist. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture & Communication at New York University and Co-Director, with Simi Linton, of Disability/Arts/NYC. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. His writing has been published in Disability Studies Quarterly, Dance Magazine, The Avery Review and more. He is currently the Artist-in-Residence in the Critical Design Lab at Vanderbilt University, led by Aimi Hamraie. His creative work includes a disability-centered DJ practice, audio production and video works.

Photo courtesy of Disability/Arts/NYC Task Force (DANT).


Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

For access requests or inquiries, please contact Elyse Desmond, Director of Operations and Facilities, by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form, or at 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

Gibney 280 Broadway
Gibney/Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

Gibney 890 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
212 677 8560