Betsy Ludwig

Betsy Ludwig is an accessibility consultant working with nonprofits, businesses, cultural organizations and civic groups. Betsy served as executive director of Arts Access North Carolina for eight years, leading Arts Access to play a transformative role in helping arts organizations, public schools, and persons with disabilities and their families come together to make arts more accessible. Projects under Betsy’s leadership included the Wake Arts Inclusion Project, which works with arts educators in the public schools to build their skills to make arts education accessible and meaningful for children with disabilities; ALP, which supports artists with disabilities to create opportunities to produce, display and sell their art; and multiple partnerships with individual arts and cultural organizations to provide training and consulting with to improve accessibility. The overall impact of Betsy’s work with Arts Access was to help create increasingly inclusive arts and nonprofit communities that have embraced accessibility as a core value and that have enhanced knowledge and skill for making accessibility a reality. Betsy has a social work degree from Salem College and a master’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from UNC Chapel Hill. In her career, she has worked for county mental health programs, the Durham Public Schools, and supported employment agencies and human services non-profits. She has taught courses at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC Central University.