Category: tactile

  • 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 […]

  • Accessibility in Astronomy

    In 2019, I was introduced to a community of astronomers who are representing data with sound. This is called sonification. I wrote about a software program developed by the Space Science Telescope Institute that adds an audio component to visual graphs in this post titled Hearing the Light. In spring 2020 with shelter in place […]

  • 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 […]