As guardians of the nation’s cultural heritage, we all have a responsibility to make sure every visitor can share our treasures. The Smithsonian Accessibility Network is working to demonstrate that access for anyone means enhanced experiences for everyone. Continue reading 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
For part three of our series, #InclusionWorks, Max Kibblewhite spoke with Carol Gover, the Affirmative Employment Manager in the Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs, who explains how the Smithsonian provides accommodations for staff with disabilities to help them better perform their jobs. Continue reading #InclusionWorks: Let’s be reasonable
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?
Searching for an enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated intern who is eager to learn and make a meaningful contribution? Come to the Project SEARCH Smithsonian Information Fair on March 9, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., in the Ripley Center, Suite 3108. Continue reading Finding opportunity through Project SEARCH
Disabilities and the Workforce: Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act Continue reading Disabilities and the Workforce: Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA
The Smithsonian’s commitment to making our experience and collections accessible to people of all abilities is demonstrated in several new programs. Join Secretary Clough as he explores some of the ways we aim to excite the learning in everyone. Continue reading The Smithsonian’s Commitment to Accessibility
“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