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Access Work is for Everyone!

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    I wanted to write a post to appreciate the attention we have been paying to access in our artist's exhibit. I have noticed that doing access work, like writing image descriptions and imagining the exact experiences and needs of viewers and artists, has provided me with an enriched connection to the artwork itself. Through the work, I have gotten to notice things about the art that I had not noticed at first, or without my group mates' collaboration. In addition to this work being essential for the physical accessibility of the art work, it has also made me enjoy the artwork even more than I did before considering access or writing descriptions for the exhibit. As we have discussed throughout our course - and is further enforced by this experience doing access work - accessibility benefits every single person involved, whether or not they consider themselves to have a disability.