Accessibility Training

 I prepared a 2 hours training session on accessibility. Since the field of accessibility is so immense, I presented students a brief overview. I discussed common experiences of many Americans with disabilities, the legal history, museums and inclusion, and universal design. Afterward, I provided simulations that allowed students to understand some common experiences such as hearing loss, wheelchairs, and vision issues.


I got the opporunity to teach this session to Cooperstown Graduate Program Introduction to Museum Education and Hartwick College Museum Education course in Spring 2016.

Doing this seminar allowed me to:

  • Translate my public speaking skills into an educational setting for a long period of time

  • Pay attention to details about language (people first and wording)

  • Consider the most provocative interactives for simulation

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