Category: exhibits

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Please Touch Tour at Macculloch Hall

    I am glad to publicize a cool project that I worked on—the Please Touch Tour at Macculloch Hall  Historical Museum  in Morristown New Jersey. We selected objects for the Please Touch Tour that represented typical activities in each room of the house. An iron safe and key are in the office. China vases are in […]

  • Bring Your Own Accessible Device

    I am pleased to announce the publication of our work creating and testing an accessible mobile guide for the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum. This paper describes a web-based mobile guide that visitors can access via their personal devices. “The guide features visual descriptions of artifacts, non-visual wayfinding directions to exhibitions, summaries of exhibit […]