Universal Design Workshop

Universal Design Workshop

The Museum Accessibility Consortium (MAC) and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, invite you to a Universal Design Workshop.

The seven guiding principles of universal design provide a philosophy and framework for creating inclusive and accessible places and experiences. Following a curatorial tour of Access +Ability, the workshop brings together educators, curators, and spatial and interactive designers to examine how exhibition developers have used Universal Design in their work for museums and sites of life-long learning.

2:00pm – 2:45pm – Cara McCarty, Cooper Hewitt’s Director of Curatorial and the curator of Access+Ability, will lead a tour of the exhibition.

3:00pm – 5:00pm A panel discussion and Q&A will take place and will focus on opportunities for Universal Design. Panelists include:

Steven Landau, Research Director, Touch Graphics
Sarah Litvin, Senior Education Associate for Exhibit Development, Lower East Side Tenement Museum (2008- 2013)
Paul Orselli, President and Chief Instigator, POW! and blogger ExhibiTricks
Phillip Tiongson, Interactive Designer and co-founder, Potion
Moderator: Barbara Stratyner, exhibition development consultant and author, outsidethemuseumblog