Access for Persons with Diverse Sensory and Cognitive Abilities

There is a global wave of sensory friendly, relaxed experiences at cultural arts venues. What is this phenomenon? What is the impact for individuals with persons with sensory and cognitive disabilities as well as the general public? What are new sensory friendly initiatives?

Roger Ideishi stands with folded arms in an exhibit hall with dinosaur skeleton in the foreground and background

Image of Roger Ideishi from video by Gina Benigno and Louis Peluyera, Temple University

Roger Ideishi, program director & associate professor of occupational therapy at Temple University in Philadelphia, will address his work with community organizations to build meaningful learning experiences for children and their families – such as creating outdoor play spaces, learning gardens, community mosaic murals, and movement/arts-based curricula.
This free event is Friday, July 13 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the Orchestra Hall Target Atrium, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. It is sponsored by the Minnesota Access Alliance and intended for people in arts/cultural organizations who want their accessibility efforts to be effective, understood and supported across the organization. Please register by July 9 online at or by email to
Open Captioning will be provided. If you need other accommodations, please contact Maren Levad, 651-259-3480,
Beverages served; bring your own lunch.

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