Oct
25

#InclusionWorks: Sharing the Smithsonian with every visitor

#InclusionWorks: Sharing the Smithsonian with every visitor

For part four of our #InclusionWorks series, Max Kibblewhite spoke with Beth Ziebarth and Ashley Grady of the Smithsonian Accessibility Office about how the Smithsonian is working to make our exhibits, programs and educational opportunities available to everyone. Continue reading #InclusionWorks: Sharing the Smithsonian with every visitor

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Oct
10

#InclusionWorks: How do you collect a stare?

#InclusionWorks: How do you collect a stare?

Katherine Ott is the curator of Science and Medicine at the American History Museum. She researches and oversees collections that attest to our changing perceptions of wellness, illness and bodily difference. For part two of our series highlighting Disability Employment Awareness Month, Max Kibblewhite spent some time with Ott to learn more about how notions of disability are reflected in our collections. Continue reading #InclusionWorks: How do you collect a stare?

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Apr
28

Ability Pittsburgh helps students sharpen life skills

“Enlightening and a great experience…I have learned more about the opportunities that are out there.” This was the overall sentiment of the 350 students with disabilities who attended Ability Pittsburgh on April 16 at the Senator John Heinz History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate. Coming from schools throughout the city, the students, aged 14 to 21,… Continue reading Ability Pittsburgh helps students sharpen life skills

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