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Classifieds: Updates: NYC Accessible Community, Culture & Tech Fair 11/7


Wednesday November 7th, 12:30 – 5:00 PM in the New York Public Library’s 42nd Street flagship building!

Join us in the fair’s new location: The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, entrance on 42nd street, just west of 5th Avenue, in the beautiful Bartos Forum. (for Access-a-ride, use the address 2 West 42nd Street)

The Fair will include: tablers from cultural institutions, educational, employment, advocacy, arts, recreation, technology, and support organizations; fun accessible art activities and demonstrations of new adaptive technology; speakers on employment resources. Many of the tablers will have information on this year's added theme of employment, volunteering, and skills building.

Free! No registration needed.

Program of Events and Activities:

Ongoing:

Multi-Sensory Art Workshops from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Workshop Area 2

Accessible Origami at the Origami Therapy Table

Non-Visual Coding + Robotics at the Heiskell AT Table

Discussion on Blind Entrepreneurship and the Tech World, by JJ Meddaugh of AT Guys - Workshop Area 3

1:00 PM in Workshop Area 1: Job search mindset and online resources to aid your job search process, by Marzena Ermler from NYPL’s Job Search Central

2:15 PM meet outside Bartos Forum: Verbal Description and Touch Tour of this historic NYPL flagship building

3:00 PM in Workshop Area 1: Job search mindset and online resources to aid your job search process, by Marzena Ermler from NYPL’s Job Search Central

3:30 PM in Workshop Area 1: Job Placement Services, by Heather Hanlon-Emeka of Visions

4:15 PM, meet outside Bartos Forum: Verbal Description and Touch Tour of the NYPL’s Stephen A Schwarzman flagship research building

This years' featured organizations include: (*s denote first time tablers)

Center for Independence of the Disabled of New York (CIDNY), Whitney Museum, Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Lighthouse Guild, NYC Offic e of Emergency Management, NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, Dorot, Intersection (LinkNYC), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Computing Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP), Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Bookshare, Catholic Charities Guild of New York, Xavier Society for the Blind, Eye Assist LLC, Brooklyn Public Library's Inclusive Services, NYC Parks and Recreation, Origami Therapy Association, CTECH, Tenement Museum, Visions Services for the Blind, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Transit Museum, Independence Science, Google inc., Queens Museum, NYS Commission for the Blind, Guide Dog Users of New York, Pedestrians for Accessible and Safe Streets, The Noguchi Museum, Lewis Latimer House Museum, 3Doodler, Museum of Modern Art, Single Stop, Greater New York Council of the Blind, National Federation of the Blind, JASA, Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Helen Keller National Center, InTandem, Adaptive Climbing Group, AT Guys, Disability Rights New York Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) Program, and more to come...

Contact information

For more information, find us online at talkingbooks.nypl.org, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nyplheiskell, or 212-206-5400. Or contact Chancey Fleet, Assistive Technology Coordinator, at (212) 621-0627

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