Accessibility and inclusivity goes beyond making accommodations for people in an ableist world. Rather, it is a shift in the way we all think and operate in the world so that the voices, perspectives, and lived experiences of people with disabilities carry equal value, drive decision making, and benefit everyone by creating a world is flexible, accepting, and focused on creative solutions. Possibility Talks champions those voices.
Tues, Sept 20, 2022 1:00 PM
Cultivating Disability in the Arts
Singer/Songwriter and Disability Advocate Tracy Marie describes her music as her connection to community, where she has made herself known as an outspoken advocate for disability rights and strives to improve care for those with rare diseases. In this Possibility Talk, join Tracy Marie for an original song performance, followed by a candid discussion on disability in the arts, barriers, advocacy, and the importance of elevating disability as a culture.
Presentation given by Tracy Marie. Click here to find Tracey's website.
Tues, Oct 6, 2023 32:00 PM
"A World Wrapped in Plastic" with artist, Ron Shelton
Cleveland-based visual artist Ron Shelton will present the workshop, "A World Wrapped in Plastic." Working mainly in found objects, Shelton will discuss his plastic art pieces, and how his work has evolved into an environmental-based platform on plastic waste.
Presentation given by Ron Shelton. Click here to check out Ron's website.
Wed, May 25, 2022 4:00 PM
It Takes 5! Exploring Your World with All Five Senses with Elizabeth Sammons
Why limit our scientific and artistic discoveries to light rays bouncing into our brains, when we can explore our world with all our faculties combined? Through sharing excerpts from her novel and poetry, international journalist and nonvisual advocate Elizabeth Sammons will encourage creative thought through the four senses outside the visual arena we often take for granted.
Presentation given by Elizabeth Sammons, author of The Lyra and the Cross, click to view The Lyra and the Cross on Amazon.
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 3:00 PM
Art as a Career or Hobby - Taking Your Art Where You Want it to Go with artist, John Bramblitt
In this workshop, artist John Bramblitt will focus on how he turned his artistry into a full-time career as well as how his art has helped him, a person with multiple disabilities, become a much happier and independent person. John will also will share unconventional tips on how to get your into galleries and museums. This is the kind of stuff they don't teach you in art school.
Presentation given by John Bramblitt. Click here to view John's website.
Thu, Sep 30, 2021 3:00 PM
Americans with Disabilities Act 101 with Ashley Heuser
This workshop will focus on the different titles of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2010. Topics of interest include reasonable accommodations in the workplace, the responsibilities of entities receiving state and local funding for accessibility needs and accommodations, and the standards that private businesses have to adhere to.
Presentation given by Ashley Heuser, MPA candidate at OSU, class of 2022.