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Connect with experts across the field of arts, education, and disability from the comfort of your home or office. Stay up to date on current issues and trends in your field. Develop cutting-edge strategies for promoting access and inclusion in cultural institutions and schools. Sign up for an Access/VSA International Network Webinar today!

The Access/VSA International Network Webinar Series provides ongoing professional development for special education and art educators, art administrators, cultural organizations, school districts, and artists with disabilities. These webinars address instructional practices, critical issues, exemplar programs, and emergent research, with time for live Q&A with presenters.

As a member of the Access/VSA International Network, you can participate in live webinars that bring the knowledge of experts across the country right to your screen and access webinar recordings for a full year before they become a part of the public Access/VSA International Network webinar archive. The best part is that there’s no limit to how many you can register for, so make sure to take full advantage of this robust professional development resource!

Webinars are $10 for non-members unless otherwise noted. Learn more about the benefits of membership here! 

Accessibility

Closed captioning and ASL interpretation are both available for all webinars. For the most accessible viewing experience, we recommend watching the webinar on a desktop computer or laptop screen. For more information or to request other access services, please contact the Office of Accessibility and VSA at (202) 416-8898 (voice) or [email protected] 


 

Upcoming Webinars
Network members, find this season's discount code on the Member Home Page

 

Art through an Equity Lens: An Experience
with Folami Prescott-Adams, Ph.D.

Wednesday, January 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Free for members, $10 for non-members
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Make the Most of Your Membership

Tuesday, January 31, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Free for members
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Accessibility and Neurodiversity

Wednesday, February 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Free for members, $10 for non-members
 

Make Accessibility Your Superpower (and De-Activate Your Kryptonite)! LEAD Experts Answer Your Strategic Questions

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Free for members, $10 for non-members

 

Documenting Your Work

Wednesday, March 13, 2023, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Free for members, $10 for non-members
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Disability Justice

Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Free for members, $10 for non-members
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From Checklist to Culture Shift: Crafting an Anti-Ableism Training

Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET 
Free for members, $10 for non-members
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Previous Webinar Recordings

Network members, see your Webinar Recordings tab for free links to these webinar recordings.

 

Accessibility and Inclusion for Festival Settings

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
$10 for non-members
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Mentoring: Empowering the Community Through Connection

December 14, 2022
$10 for non-members
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Tax Considerations for Artists in the Gig Economy

December 12, 2022
$10 for non-members
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AccessLEAD: Tips for Proposal Writing

November 14, 2022
Recording
 

 

Engaging with the Trauma Survival Guide
Presented by the Kennedy Center School and Community Programs Department

November 16, 2022
$10 for non-members
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Tips for Writing a VSA Program Site Proposal 2022-2023

November 10, 2022
View Recording with Closed Captions
An overview of the VSA Program Site Contract Proposal Form 2022-2023 with tips on how best to approach completing specific sections. Come with your questions about the Requests for Contract Proposals.

 

House WERK: When Employees have Respect and Knowledge

November 2, 2022
$10 for non-members
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ADA Basics

October 26, 2022
$10 for non-members
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Understanding and Advocating for your Artwork

October 24, 2022

$10 for non-members
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Inclusivity with Intention

Presented by the Kennedy Center School and Community Programs Department

October 19, 2022
$10 for non-members
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LEAD Snapshot: Lightning Talks 

Originally presented at the 2022 LEAD Conference in Raleigh


September 14, 2022
$10 for non-members
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Membership Benefits & Website Tour

August 24, 2022
Recording with Closed Captions

Hybrid Sessions from the LEAD Conference 2022

A curated series of session from the conference. Get more information and access recordings.

  • ADA Basics
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access on Virtual Platforms
  • Centering Disabled Space in the Cultural Arts
  • Accessibility and Jobs
  • Historic Sites: Decision Considerations in Physical and Programmatic Access
  • We’re ALL In: Sharing Strategies for Access & Inclusion in Natural and Cultural Resources Programs

 

Promoting Inclusion Through Accessible Social Media

Presented by the Kennedy Center School and Community Programs Department

July 13, 2022
$10 for non-members
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AccessLEAD: Creating Accessible Handouts 
Two Part Series

June 8 & 28, 2022
$10 for non-members
Learn more and register to receive both links.


 

Encourage Self-Awareness and Self-Confidence in Special Education Classrooms Through the Arts
Presented by the Kennedy Center School and Community Programs Department

June 22, 2022
$10 for non-members
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Deaf Culture & Etiquette for Hearing Professionals in the Classroom
Presented by the Kennedy Center School and Community Programs Department

May 25, 2022 
$10 for non-members
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Intersectionality and Cultural Access
What Should Cultural Arts Organizations be Thinking About?

May 12, 2022
Free
View Recording with Closed Captions 

 

Making Benefits Work for You

May 1, 2022
$10 for non-members
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Exploring the Rhythms of the Latin World
Presented by the Kennedy Center School and Community Programs Department

April 13, 2022
$10 for non-members
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Making Dances that Matter, Part 1 & 2: Ask, Listen, Move!  
Presented by the Kennedy Center School and Community Programs Department

Part 1:  March 9, 2022
Part 2:  March 23, 2022
$10 for non-members
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AccessLEAD: Thinking About and Supporting People with Long-Haul COVID-19 

March 10, 2022
View Recording with Closed Captions
Join us for a lightning talk (short but thorough presentation) on Post-COVID-19: What it is, Accessibility Considerations, and More with Dr. Tiernan Damas, COVID Compliance Monitor, Dance Place, DC. The shared practical information and Universal Design approach will benefit many other people in addition to supporting those who have long-haul COVID.  A facilitated discussion led by Emma Allen, Director of Operations at the Bell Museum, University of Minnesota will follow the presentation. There will also be an opportunity for LEAD Conference updates. 
CART and ASL interpretation provided.

 

Oh, How Dramatic: Using Drama in Multiple Settings to Teach Curriculum and Meet IEP Goals
Presented by the Kennedy Center School and Community Programs Department

February 23, 2002
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Dancing Wheels, Certification Level I: Outcomes and Advantages
Presented by the Kennedy Center School and Community Programs Department

January 26, 2022
$10 for non-members
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AccessLEAD: Tips for Proposal Writing

November 18, 2021
View Recording with Closed Captions 

 

Making Musical Connections: String Orchestra for Special Learners

November 3, 2021
$10 for non-members
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Collaborative and Accessible Arts Education for Deaf Disabled students: Envisioning, Creating and Adapting for Pre- and Post-Pandemic Programming

October 8, 2021
$10 for non-members
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Supporting Youth with Disabilities in Preparing for Creative Careers

September 8, 2021
$10 for non-members
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High Support Need Students in the Zoom Music Classroom 

August 11, 2021
$10 for non-members
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5 Ways to Enhance Student Learning through Inclusive Musical Theater 

July 28, 2021
$10 for non-members
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Movements to Move the Marginalized from the Margins

June 25, 2021
$10 for non-members
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Intersectionality and Participation in Music Education: Strategizing to Increase Equity and Access

June 9, 2021
$10 for non-members
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Improv as a UDL Strategy to Increase Accessibility in High School Writing Instruction

May 5, 2021
$10 for non-members
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Together while Apart: The Creative Doodle Book and Inclusive Online Arts during Covid-19

April 28, 2021
$10 for non-member
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Universal Design in Music Education: Perspectives on Deaf Music Making

April 7, 2021
$10 for non-members
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Exploring Fiber Art: Kandinsky Study in Wool

March 24, 2021
$10 for non-members
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The Hunter Heartbeat: An Exploration of Shakespeare’s Relationship to Autism

March 10, 2021
$10 for non-members
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Addressing Student Trauma through Mindful Art Practices during COVID: Lessons from New Orleans

February 24, 2021
$10 for non-members

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An Overview of Special Education Rights in Public Schools

February 10, 2021
$10 for non-members

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A First Step to Facilitate the Engagement of 
Individuals with Severe Disabilities in the Arts

January 27, 2021 
$10 for non-member

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