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Making Meaningful Connections in Virtual Art Programming

"We believe everyone deserves access to Chicago's rich arts and culture." -Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium

inside of an art gallery with art hanging on walls.


The Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium aimed to develop best practices for virtual art programming, focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. The goal was to enhance engagement for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) through educational content and training.


The Resource Key collaborated with the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium to create a custom workshop and align with the "Engaging Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Virtual Programs" event. Our contributions included:

  1. Workshop Development: Crafted a workshop focused on facilitating meaningful experiences for all learners, covering key strategies to engage individuals with I/DD in virtual programs.
  2. Panel Participation: Spoke on a panel addressing cultural administrators, public-facing department staff, exhibit designers, and educators on best practices for inclusivity in virtual art programming.


Our collaboration with the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium led to significant achievements:

  • Empowering Cultural Spaces: Enabled Chicago’s cultural spaces to become more accessible to visitors with disabilities, fostering a dynamic community of cultural administrators and people with disabilities to remove barriers.
  • Global Awareness: Increased awareness of best practices through conversations with attendees globally, providing insights and resources to ensure inclusion and accessibility in virtual art programming.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Expanded partnerships with brands committed to inclusion and accessibility in the arts, furthering global impact with actionable integration methods.

ESG, CSR, and SDG Alignment

  • ESG: Promotes sustainable and inclusive cultural practices, aligning with environmental, social, and governance criteria.
  • CSR: Supports corporate social responsibility by fostering inclusive engagement and cultural access.
  • SDG: Advances Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 10: Reduces inequality by promoting inclusive cultural programming. SDG 17: Strengthens global partnerships for sustainable development.

Is Your Company Changing the Future?

By investing in our programs, you not only enhance your corporate social responsibility (CSR) and align with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, but also position your organization as a leader in inclusivity and accessibility.