Accessibility & the Arts

Dec. 3, 2019, 6:00 pm8:00 pm EST



280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers
New York, NY 10007 United States

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Phone: (646) 837-6809

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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.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).