The seven principles of Universal Design (1997) provide a philosophy and framework for creating inclusive and accessible places and experiences. 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.

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

Cooper Hewitt Lab: Design Access is a free programming series taking place in the first two weeks of February 2018, activating the Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery as a collaborative space for learning and experimentation through interactive activities, workshops, discussions, and more for visitors of all ages and communities. Presented in partnership with New York City’s Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, collaborators include the San Francisco-based studio Creative Growth, Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab, Google, Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD, and ReelAbilities Film Festival.