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Ideas on exhibit accessibility

nbarker's picture

So as I was writing this, I actually saw that Sarah had already gone through and done a much better job listing them out. Most of my commentary is building off of others, so most of the bulk of my post is in comments today.

In our promotional materials, I want to make sure that we're checking everything for technological accessibility. PDFs tend to be one of the more universal formats from what I understand, and I know people we can check this with. 

ideas for exhibition

Chewy Charis's picture

While thinking about accessibility and engagement, the first question that comes to mind is “Who are our audience?” By that, I’m asking, are we presenting to just students and faculty in the bi-co? Artists and their families from CCW? People from the community near Haverford? Do we have a priority for any particular audience? How can we accommodate for people who are deaf, or blind, or people who can’t read/who don’t speak English? People who are unavailable at the time of the exhibition? People who feel uncomfortable around large crowds? Also, how about people who are wheelchair users or are very short?

Accessibility During--And After--The Exhibition

mheffern's picture

My idea about making the exhibition more accessible relates to how to make it accessible to those who are not able to attend the event. I am assuming there are going to be many pictures taken, and, along with those, I am planning to write an article about the exhibition (and the overall partnership with CCW) for Haverford's newspaper, The Clerk. I am not sure what form this article should take (i.e., straight news, or more of a narrative format), but I am open to suggestions! I am going to try to gather as many quotes from the participants as I can during the next time we meet with CCW and at the exhibit itself. If it is ok with them and with the makers of the catalog, I might incorporate some of the "artist statements" into the article.  

Week Thirteen: Exhibition-Making and Projects

Kristin's picture
1) Participate in planning and installing the exhibition. I'd like each of you to contribute both to big-picture planning and to concrete tasks related to the exhibition. Courtney shared a sign-up sheet for installation and she will be in touch about creating planning groups. This week, post to Serendip an idea or ideas for building an engaging and accessible exhibition. This can be an idea you already brought up in class, but posting it will give you a chance to think it through more fully and for the rest of us to reflect on it.