How do we use our senses to interact with the world around us? How do multisensory experiences create more access? We often ignore one of our most powerful senses – smell. But what if we could recognize, understand, and communicate aroma? How might we connect with ourselves and the world around is in more ways?
Join Cooper Hewitt, Tealeaves, Microsoft, Land Gallery, and YAI Arts Studio for an inclusive design workshop focusing on using technology to further creative expression. This workshop is open to artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are interested in integrating digital tools into their work. For more information and to register, please email CHAccess@si.edu
This program coincides with Global Accessibility Awareness Day which aims to promote discussion and education around disability inclusion.
LAND Gallery, founded in 2005 by the League Education and Treatment Center (LETC), is a day habilitation program for adult artists with developmental disabilities. LAND nurtures the talent of participating artists, while integrating individuals into the community as professionals. LETC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and internationally recognized agency for evaluation, treatment and education of children and adults with disabilities. YAI ARTS is an arts program that provides the opportunity for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to advance their creative voices and become working artists.
Accessibility initiatives are made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional funding is also provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.