In 2009, staff members from several major museums, arts organizations, government agencies, and foundations came together at the White House for a series of meetings intended to formulate new strategies for the advancement of cultural accessibility on a national level. Seven years later, many of the same thought leaders gather again to reflect on this historic convening. What did it achieve, and where might it have done more? How has this field, and our perspectives on it, changed? How does the influence of such high-level conversation impact the day-to-day work of museums, and the lives of real people with disabilities? Find out in conversation with those who were there then, and see how far we’ve come.


  • John Kemp


  • Christine Reich
  • Nancy Weiss
  • Francesca Rosenberg
  • Robert Cosgrove
  • Cynthia Overton