When thinking through workplace diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, museums need to move way beyond just an inclusion statement, as potential candidates need to know that an institution is a safe place to work before they even apply.
While many people take looking at social media and websites as a daily experience, for many individuals these platforms are not available due to lack of internet or are not attainable due to their lack of accessibility.
In this resource, there are some helpful tips for making your online event more approachable and reachable.
For many museums, programming is second-nature as it is a daily, weekly, or monthly occurrence. There are many things that can be done to make sure that your programming can be approachable to a wider audience. This guide has been written assuming that the facility is as accessible as possible, and therefore does not mention much in terms of physical accessibility.
Stories are what we do as humans. It's how we process linear information. And museums - particularly history and heritage museums - convey their information by telling a story in a physical space. But what if the physical space isn't accessible to all?
The goal of these events is to be a starting point of dialogue for museum professionals to ask and consider how to reflect Indigenous experiences, worldviews, culture, interpretations, and inherent ways of knowing more accurately in a museum setting.