Universal Design and Embracing Disability Within Equity

Friday, June 16, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
How can designers of cultural programs "bake in" program elements that will impact the most diverse audience?

This session addresses issues of accessibility, advocacy, equity/diversity/inclusion, engagement, and public value.

This session is part of the Building Skills sessions.


Judith Smith
Founder & Director
AXIS Dance Company
Oakland, California

JUDITH SMITH, Founder and Director of AXIS Dance Company, has earned an international reputation in the field of physically integrated dance. She has commissioned works by some of the nation’s best choreographers and composers and has helped develop one of the field’s most extensive integrated dance education/outreach programs. Judith has performed, taught and lectured nationally. She was honored with an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Sustained Achievement in 2014, the O2 Initiatives Sabbatical Award in 2015 and in 2016 she was honored as one of Theatre Bay Area’s 40 people that have changed the face of Bay Area theatre. Judith is actively involved in thoroughbred racehorse rescue, raising butterflies and carriage driving with a team of horses.
John Killacky
Executive Director
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Burlington, Vermont