2021 was a hybrid year. Much of my work is still being done virtually, but I resumed in-person activities especially after I was vaccinated. The hybrid nature of my work in 2021 reminds me that virtual and in-person activities have different advantages.
Virtual conferences give people the flexibility to attend from anywhere. If the platform allows it, they can view files on demand.
In May, I submitted a virtual poster for the American Alliance of Museums conference titled In Their Own Words: Adults Who Are Blind Describe Museums
I conduct Site assessments in-person.
In 2021, I evaluated the accessibility of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial located on the National Mall in Washington D.C. I describe my observations, and recommendations for improvements in this report Commissioned by the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee.
Publication is an important way to share results of innovative projects. I contributed to two publications in 2021.
the exhibition catalog for Redefine/ABLE: Challenging Inaccessibility
Bring Your Own (Accessible) Device: A Mobile Guide Solution for Promoting Accessibility, Social Distancing, and Autonomy in Museums