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CANE was founded to advance access to cultural facilities in New England for people with disabilities of all types. CANE defines accessibility broadly, to include programmatic, architectural, physical, communication, attitudinal and other forms of access. CANE takes as a basic tenet that increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases accessibility for everyone.

CANE invites cultural institutions from all across New England to join in the discussion. How do we make our organizations accessible to all populations? Founded by the JFK Library, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, VSA Massachusetts, Wheelock Family Theatre, the Massachusetts State House ADA Department and WGBH's Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media; CANE is looking for other advocates, directors, staff, designers, personnel from cultural institutions across new England.