Above is a photo of the entrance to the Portland Art Museum in downtown Portland.
Portland Art Museum (PAM) offering community dialogues
and a survey about the museum's accessibility
The Portland Art Museum wants to start a frank and honest discussion with persons who have disabilities and the Deaf about the museum’s accessibility. To do this it has created an online survey and a series of community dialogues to take place in August. The survey and dialogue sessions will help guide the future of accessibility at the museum. Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 503-679-1090.
There are two Accessiblity Dialogues set for August with each community dialogue lasting two hours and will being co-hosted with museum staff, volunteers, and members of the disabilities community. RSVP not required.
- PAM’s Accessibility Community Dialogue Number One is Wednesday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Portland Community College, Southeast Campus, Community Hall Annex, Community College Southeast, 2305 SE 82nd Avenue. Hourly parking permits can be purchased from kiosks on campus. The Southeast campus is served by TriMet bus lines 72 and 4. Campus map and accessible parking locations can be found online: https://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/map/#se.
- The Accessibility Community Dialogue Number Two is Tuesday, August 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This dialogue will be at the Portland Art Museum, Mark Building, Trustee Room (fourth floor), 1219 SW Park Avenue. For the dialogue at the museum, please refer to information about parking and public transportation can be found at the museum website: https://portlandartmuseum.org/plan-your-visit/travel-information/.
The online survey is a chance for persons with disabilities to share stories, suggestions, and perspectives. Please participate in the survey at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/CZktOzUjGBVVjQYp1.
The museum hopes to provide meaningful access to allow the inclusion of as many people as possible. Each community dialogue will include ASL interpretation, amplification, assisted listening devices, video streaming, a relaxed meeting structure, a secondary low-stimulation and low-light quiet room, and wheelchair accessible meeting locations and bathrooms. These sessions are fragrance free, please do not wear scents such as essential oils, perfumes, or use scented shampoos prior to attending. To request additional accommodations including language interpretation, please email email@example.com or call 503-276-4328.
Would you like to apply to join an Accessibility Advisory Committee at the Portland Art Museum? If so, please email Mike Murawski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-679-1090.