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.

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.

Morning at the Museum | Pattern Making

Saturday, September 22, 9:00–10:30 a.m.

Morning at the Museum is a Smithsonian program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities by providing pre-visit materials, early entrance for registered families, gallery scavenger hunt, design activities, and a “Take a Break” space. This month's program will engage visitors in pattern making and textile design.