Virtual Visual Description Tour

Cooper Hewitt welcomes visitors who are blind and those with low vision to join us for a special Virtual Visual Description Tour introducing the 2021 National Design Award winners. Participants will explore select design objects or projects created by each of the winners, with time for questions and conversation throughout.

This program is free of charge and open to all. Pre-registration required and spots are limited. To register, email 

Learn more about the winners of the 2021 National Design Awards!


This free program will be hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in as well.  Details will be emailed to you upon registration. For general questions, or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation, please email  or let us know when registering. 

About National Design Month

National Design Month gathers the country’s leading designers and communities around the country to celebrate the power of design in our everyday world. Held in conjunction with the National Design Awards, National Design Month highlights the work of Award winners through a series of free virtual education programs during the month of October including talks, tours, workshops, mentoring sessions, online resources, and more. Visit for further details and a complete listing of programs. Cooper Hewitt relies on design advocates like you to offer these free programs this October—and even more design inspiration throughout the year. Show your support today! 


2021 Special Thanks

National Design Awards programming is made possible with major support from Facebook, Inc., Shelby and Frederick Gans, Helen and Edward Hintz, The Hirsch Family Foundation, IBM Corporation, and Crystal and Chris Sacca.

Generous support is also provided by Kim and Mac Schuessler and Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer.