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July 6, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Designing for Accessibility: Material Lab

Third-grade students who are blind or partially-sighted visit Material Lab. Photo: Kirsten Schroeder

As a coordinator of programs for visitors with disabilities at MoMA I am constantly thinking about ways to make the Museum more accessible and engaging.

May 31, 2012  |  Artists, Events & Programs
An Invitation to See

MoMA educator Larissa Bailiff leads an Art inSight program. Photo: Kirsten Schroeder

At MoMA we strive to enable all visitors to find meaning and pleasure in modern and contemporary art. This includes people who are blind or have low vision, who are able to enjoy the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions via touch and visual description through Touch Tours

April 27, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Create Ability: An Opportunity to Be Creative, A Chance to Grow

In a previous post I wrote about our Create Ability program for children and adults with learning or developmental disabilities, and the annual exhibition of work produced by these participants that was about to be installed.

March 2, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Create Ability Participants Take A Trip to the Moon

Next week, staff from MoMA’s Department of Education will attend a workshop organized by the Museum Access Consortium that will focus on museum programs for visitors who are on the autism spectrum.

Where Questions Go

Adam, Andre, Daquan, Dashawn, Duval, Jaquan, Joel, Lashawn, Pablo, Rashawn, Reggie, Rowlando, Timothy, Travis, and Tyre. Climbing the Gears of Life. 2009. Courtesy Bronx Residential Center and Artistic Noise

My colleague Lauren Adelman stopped by the reference desk a while back. “What do you have on murals?” she asked. I knew this would be interesting.

February 5, 2010  |  Design, Events & Programs, Tech
Meet Me: From Paper to Pixels

The Graphic Design and Digital Media departments work on the same floor in the MoMA offices, and though we may disagree on how many overhead fluorescent lights should be on (the correct answer is zero), we all enjoy getting the chance to work together. It’s not often that we get the chance to work on a project from its inception, so the Meet Me website was a unique opportunity.

Screenshot from the Meet Me site

Screenshot from the Meet Me site

Last week, Ingrid Chou explained the process of creating the lovely Meet Me publication. For the website, we worked with Ingrid and designer Sam Sherman (as well as the Education Department) to translate elements from the publication into a digital format. We also wanted to take advantage of some of the new features and frameworks we created for the MoMA.org redesign.