Category: Braille

  • 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 […]

  • Commentary: Accessing the Ancient Mediterranean Studies Classroom

    From time to time, I write about the work of others. The article I discuss in this post was shared on social media. It is: Accessing the Ancient Mediterranean Studies Classroom Written by Dr. Daniel C. Smith and published in Ancient Jew Review (AJR) on OCTOBER 24, 2022 Dr. Smith is a Visiting Assistant Professor […]

  • 2022 Progress Report on Accessibility at the FDR Memorial

    In 2021, I visited the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial located on the National Mall in Washington D.C, and I documented accessibility concerns for people who are blind or have low vision. Recently, I produced a second report that describes new, accessible, exhibits that were installed by the National Park Service, NPS, the federal agency […]

  • Summer Road Trip

    Summer is a time when many people take vacations, and historic sites are some of the attractions visited by tourists. Unfortunately, exhibits at many sites are not accessible to blind people because they lack tactile models and information presented in braille, large print, or audio formats. Occasionally, I learn of sites that provide some accessible […]

  • Braille is Essential

    Braille is a system of raised dots that are grouped into tactile symbols representing letters and numbers. Braille is a proven literacy tool that enriches the lives of blind people. In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared that World Braille Day would be celebrated on January 4th, the birthday of the inventor Louis Braille. […]