About MuseumSenses Founder Cheryl Fogle-Hatch

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Cheryl Fogle-Hatch, Ph.D. created MuseumSenses to showcase her work in researching and developing multisensory experiences in galleries, museums, and other cultural organizations. She believes that creating exhibit content with tactile and audio components has the potential to fully engage people who are blind with a broad range of topics. Furthermore, exposing people who are sighted to tactile and audio content creates an integrated experience for all visitors.



Redefine/ABLE – Challenging Inaccessibility

Ways of Seeing


MuseumSenses in the News


FDR memorial braille not easily readable – The Washington Post


A disabled president’s memorial still isn’t fully accessible to disabled visitors, a new report finds.

By Theresa Vargas, Columnist

May 19, 2021


Educational Background

  • 2015 Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of New Mexico
  • 2000, M.A. in anthropology, University of New Mexico
  • 1997 B.A. journalism, University of Arizona


Cheryl conducts research about non-visual accessibility in galleries, museums, and other cultural organizations. She collaborates with teams to produce accessible exhibits that can be experienced by everyone, regardless of their visual acuity.


Cheryl works with design teams on projects involving:

  • 3D-printing
  • accessible websites and apps
  • braille and audio materials
  • data sonification
  • tactile art and tactile graphics

Previously, Cheryl worked as an archaeologist with experience in academia, museums, and the federal government.

Read more about Cheryl’s research in archaeology.



Cheryl has experience teaching college courses in archaeology, and she has designed and lead hands-on science activities for high school students.

Read more about Cheryl’s Teaching Experience.


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