Category: accessibility

  • Access Sparks Creativity

    Recently, I had the pleasure of consulting with two artists who designed a multimedia installation that incorporated audio, video, and tactile elements. It was displayed at the Peale Museum in Baltimore as part of the exhibition Spark 6 In October and November of 2023. Cathy Cook and Stefanie Koseff created a multisensory work that could…

  • What They Say About Us

    I have been thinking about how discussions of museum accessibility shift based on the lived-experience of a majority of participants. When a group of blind people discuss museums, they talk about the limits of visual presentation and the scarcity of tactile objects. When a group of museum people discuss accessibility, they talk about everything from…

  • Making History Accessible

    I am pleased to announce the release of a digital publication titled Making History Accessible: Toolkit for Multisensory Interpretation. I am proud to have been a member of this collaboration. It details a range of digital and physical/tactile solutions to help make content created by historic sites and other educational facilities more accessible to people…

  • Remembering Judy Heumann 1947-2023

    The disability rights activist Judith (Judy) Heumann died in Washington, D.C. on the afternoon of March 4, 2023. She was a fearless advocate for inclusion of disabled people in society, and she was an effective organizer of nonviolent protests when officials were not listening. Her advocacy, in solidarity with many others, dramatically improved the quality…

  • 2022 in review

    In a December tradition, I write a post about the highlights of my work each year. This year I am focusing on multisensory exhibits that opened in 2022—because exhibit planning can take months or years, I note the project phases completed in 2021. In the spring of 2022, the Please Touch Tour at Macculloch Hall…