Category: exhibits

  • 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…

  • Tour of the FDR Memorial

    In July 2023, I led two tours highlighting the braille and tactile exhibits that were installed at the FDR memorial last year. The tours were for 60 K-12 teachers who participated in professional development workshops focused on the disability history of the FDR Memorial and FDR presidency.  The workshops were supported by a grant 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…

  • 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…