Cornerstone's Living Studios art program was invited by the Benton County Historical Society to attend community roundtable discussions. We were happy to help, and several Living Studios Associated artists happily provided their perspectives.
The Benton County Historical Society, which runs both the Corvallis and Philomath museums, is beginning work on an Accessibility Plan so that all visitors can have an enjoyable and equitable museum visit.
The subject of this first meeting was "Identifying Barriers & Deficiencies." The invited artists were asked several questions about visitor experience, physical access, and exhibit spaces. Questions included website ease of use, accessible entrances and walkways, varying counter heights, clear and visible signage and art pieces, and fully accessible restrooms. It is of utmost importance that public and private spaces are accessible to all, and we are glad that the Benton County Historical Society is taking that into consideration and working directly with the people who are affected.
Thank you for inviting us and involving other people who have direct connections to the important subject of accessibility.