This case study will present an accessibility initiative that began as a grass roots effort in a small children’s science museum and zoo. Kindled by one staff person’s desire to design accessible exhibits for people with physical and developmental disabilities, the initiative grew into a fully funded strategic priority in a capital campaign to rebuild. You will learn how to gain staff and leadership support, develop strategies, identify resources, obtain funding and embed accessibility into all that an institution does. Being truly inclusive requires an integrated approach throughout the entire organization so that all touch points a person has with an institution are considered. Yet implementing all the possible improvements can be overwhelming.
- Tina Keegan