Breaking Barriers: A Cultural Accessibility Project is a partnership between Art Access and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums to provide disability accessibility training and mentorship to our state’s cultural institutions. Funded in part by the Katherine W. & Ezekiel R. Dumke Foundation, Breaking Barriers will consist of training workshops for cultural organizations. Workshop content will focus on accessibility needs for people with the following disabilities:

  • Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/Deaf-Blind
  • Blind and Low Vision
  • Physical and Mobility
  • Neurodiverse and Sensory
  • Developmental
  • Learning

Organizational participants in the Breaking Barriers project will receive 12 hours of instruction in addition to consultation provided by Art Access staff. Through this work, participants will develop accessibility plans that address how to make their physical sites and organizations more accessible to the disability community.

This training will provide introductory knowledge of best practices in accessibility.

All training will take place virtually.

Three cohorts of organizations will run tentatively as follows:

    Cohort 1*
    First Wednesday of each month, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

    • February 5, 2020
    • March 4, 2020
    • April 1, 2020

    *This is a pilot cohort and will require participants to provide substantive feedback on curriculum content.

    Cohort 2
    Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    • November 10, 2020
    • November 17, 2020
    • November 24, 2020
    • December 1, 2020
    • December 8, 2020
    • December 15, 2020

    Cohort 3 – Date TBD

    Because of changes due to COVID-19 we will be reassessing dates for the 3rd Breaking Barriers cohort.

    Thank you for your understanding.


    Jason Bowcutt

    Jennifer Ortiz