INDATA joined an Accessibility in the Arts Advisory Committee established by the Indiana Arts Commission to address better access for Hoosiers with disabilities to the IAC’s programs, grants, and services. This committee is tasked with providing feedback and recommendations on accessibility-related issues for the IAC. Twice a year, the advisory committee meets to discuss overarching IAC focus areas, and other requests for input on events and specific accessibility questions/issues come to committee members as needed throughout the year. Organizations participating on the committee include Indiana School for the Deaf, Governor's Council for Persons with Disabilities, ArtMixIndiana, Indiana University, and others.
This is an ongoing collaboration and effort to make the Arts accessible for everyone in Indiana. The state AT program has benefited from this collaboration as it has connected and developed partnerships with organizations and groups of people we were not previously aware of or affiliated with. The success of the committee has been the collaborative whole of the committee, and persons and organizations with different perspectives working together for a common goal.