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Eyebeam has prioritized accessibility and inclusion for all in-person and digital programs. At present, we are centering the voices of disabled artists in our flagship fellowship, The Democracy Machine and all Eyebeam fellows now participate in a digital accessibility workshop.

Previously, we have supported artist-led works like Alt-text as Poetry, a multi-year exploration of the poetic potential of image descriptions by Bojana Coklyat and Eyebeam Artist Shannon Finnegan (2019). From 2019-2020, with the help of Eyebeam, Shannon and Bojana held Alt-text as Poetry workshops with more than 15 arts and culture organizations throughout New York City. And in 2020, Coklyat and Finnegan published an Alt-text as Poetry workbook in print and digital formats, along with a project website and public launch that Eyebeam hosted. For that same residency year, Eyebeam artist Yo-Yo Lin (2020) built a multi-platform journal that includes photography, writing, poetry, and different types of experiential-based events from people who want to share their stories and experiences with illness. As Yo-Yo described, “The goal is to take all this information, understand it ourselves, and have the opportunity to talk from a place of shame or needing help—but, as a way of sharing and [engaging in] group solidarity.”

We are committed to facilitating accessibility and usability of for all people with disabilities. We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at Level AA, which provides recommendations for making web content more accessible for people with disabilities. These efforts are ongoing.

We are grateful to our community of disabled practitioners, and the new includes lessons learned from their innovations. We have long believed the ADA is the baseline, not the finish line, and we are committed to creating an expansively inclusive platform.

We want to hear from you, and we welcome and are interested in feedback about your accessibility needs. Accessibility is not a static or fixed thing, but is dynamic and the more we can receive feedback about your needs we can better serve you, our community, in whatever format

If you have specific concerns about the accessibility of a particular web page on our site, please contact us at, cite the specific URL, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible to you.

Adekemi (Kemi) Sijuwade-Ukadike
Head of Artist Initiatives and Inclusion

Eyebeam models a new approach to artist-led creation for the public good; we are a non-profit that provides significant professional support and money to exceptional artists for the realization of important ideas that wouldn’t exist otherwise. Nobody else is doing this.

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