Arcus Course: Accessibility for Historical Organizations

Arcus Course: Accessibility for Historical Organizations

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    • Nonmember - $90
    • Academic Program - $65
    • Academic Faculty - $65
    • Academic Student - $65
    • Partner Institution - $65
    • Partner Institution Staff - $65
    • Premier Partner Institution - $65
    • Premier Institution Staff - $65
    • Platinum Partner Institution - $65
    • Platinum Institution Staff - $65
    • Complimentary - $65
    • Individual Membership - $65
    • Subscription Services - $65
    • Institutional Budget - $65
    • Institutional Staff - $65
    • Individual Student - $65
    • Institutional Member - $65
    • Individual Student Renew - $65

Course Description

This course explains the basics of accessibility for historic sites and organizations and provides opportunities for learning how to implement best practices at your own site, from the legal requirements to moral obligations. The course explains strategies for accessibility for physical, hearing, sight, and a variety of “invisible” disabilities. By the end of this course participants should be able to identify and begin to address accessibility challenges at their own site.


COST: $65 AASLH Members / $90 Nonmembers 

FORMAT: Online self-paced, broken into sections expected to be done over 5 weeks approximately 5-7 hours of work per week


  • Identify and define the basics of access for historic sites and organizations
  • Explain the importance of accessibility and awareness at historic sites and organizations
  • Begin to implement accessibility and universal design best practices at your site
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Katie Stringer Clary

Coastal Carolina University

Katie Stringer Clary, Ph.D., currently teaches history and public history at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C. Since 2007, Clary has worked with museums in various capacities from docent to executive director. She is currently spending quarantine teaching Public History and Egyptian history frantically online, eating cake, and spending time with pets. 

If you have any questions, please contact AASLH Professional Development staff at or 615-320-3203.