Author(s): Groff, Gerda and Gardner, Laura
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1988

Enjoying and being enriched by art is a basic part of a full and productive life for everyone, sighted and visually impaired alike. Many arts organizations have recognized the importance of making art available to all members of society. Through planning and careful effort, they have provided everyone with opportunities to enjoy the arts. What Museum Guides Need to Know: Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Visitors is intended to help other organizations make their facilities and programs readily available to blind and visually impaired people. We hope the material it contains

Author(s): Walsh, Des and London, Juliet
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1988

The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that 18 per cent of the Australian population has a disability. There is a basic lack of data on participation in the arts by artists with a disability. No figures were available on the number of people with disabilities applying for grants from the Australia Council or from State or Territory arts agencies.

Author(s): Payne, Bruce L.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1988

This work was first presented at The Individual Artist: Condition and Support, an American Council for the Arts research seminar, held at the Walter Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, March 1988. The author addressed what he saw as the genuine and highly individual needs for mature artists, those who have worked at their art for most of their adult lives.

Author(s): Shore, Irma and Jacinto, Beatrice
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1987

Access to Art: A Museum Directory for Blind and Visually Impaired People is a compilation of art and other museums and facilities such as historical societies that make their exhibits and programs accessible to blind and visually impaired visitors. It contains the results of a questionnaire sent out to 5,000 member museums of the American Association of Museums. Of the 1,100 facilities that responded over 300 are listed here. They include all museums, galleries and exhibits that currently provide accessibility for blind and visually impaired visitors as part of their programs, either through

Author(s): Allen, Anne and Allen, George
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1987

Like nothing before it, this book helps parents, teachers, physicians, counselors, employers and friends of the disabled to understand that creativity lies within us all. The arts are for everybody, choreographer Alvin Ailey declares firmly. When disabled people - and the rest of us - realize this, wonderful things really do happen!

Author(s): Sonnenstrahl, Deborah
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1987

Deaf people are visually oriented, as everything they learn or know has to pass through their eyes. Therefore, art history is considered one of the most valuable courses in Gallaudet's curriculum.

Author(s): Very Special Arts
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1986

This annotated bibliography includes citations between 1976 and 1986 relating to the role of the arts in the education of individuals with special needs. It is organized by art form in the following categories: dance, drama, music, visual arts, writing and other activities. Within each art form, citations are in alphabetical order by author. Each includes the author, year of publication, title, publishers, and a brief annotation to assist the user in determining the content of the publication. The materials in the bibliography were compiled from a search of two databases: the Exceptional Child

Author(s): National Endowment for the Arts, Office for Special Constituencies
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1985

This Program Evaluation Workbook is designed to help the staff of cultural organizations evaluate the current state of accessibility to the arts for disabled visitors and employees. It concerns compliance with the Section 504 regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It is designed to be used in conjunction with The Arts and 504 Handbook.

Author(s): Perlman, Itzhak
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1982

Paper presented at the Arts Edge Conference on cities and cultural planning, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Partners for Livable Places, the American Council for the Arts and the City of Pittsburgh, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 4-7, 1981.

Author(s): Hospital Audiences
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1981

This handbook is based upon the experience of conducting a project funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging in which HAI provided 1,251 arts performances, lecture/demonstrations, and workshops to the impaired elderly in 33 nursing facilities in the New York City area from 1976 to 1979. Such a breadth of experience naturally yielded a good deal of knowledge about what works and what doesn't; the handbook is HAI's method for detailing this knowledge so others may design and implement the specific components of successful arts programs in nursing homes.