Design Access

Photograph of design objects on exhibition in Access+Ability on view through September 3. For information about the exhibition and programming at the museum related to accessible design scroll

Programming and events dedicated to accessibility and inclusion

Cooper Hewitt is committed to broadening its audiences and ensuring the museum is welcoming to all. Watch this space to learn how we are using the galleries and museum resources to raise awareness of accessible design innovation, inspire dialogue, and leverage Cooper Hewitt’s role as a dynamic design hub to promote problem-solving in support of inclusivity.


Through September 3.

From low-tech products that assist with daily routines to the newest technologies, this exhibition explores how users and designers are expanding and adapting accessible products and solutions in ways previously unimaginable.

The Senses: Design Beyond Vision

Through October 28, 2018

An exhibition dedicated to sensory design, featuring interactive installations created in collaboration with contemporary designers and products that enhance life for all, including those with sensory disabilities.

Saturated | Verbal Description and Sensory Tour

August 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Join a conversation with a Cooper Hewitt educator and explore a selection of objects through detailed verbal description and touch.