Redefine|ABLE: Challenging inaccessibility


Thursday, April 02, 2020: 6:00pm - 7:00pm -

Audra Buck-Coleman, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and yet we as a society still have far to go in terms of providing accessible, inclusive spaces and cultural experiences. As the U.S. population ages, developing effective universal design approaches to experiences and public spaces becomes more urgent. The Redefine|ABLE exhibition project seeks to engage audiences about the successes and challenges of persons with disabilities in Maryland as well as serve as a model for creating more inclusive, accessible spaces, whether physical, digital or social. This demonstration shares initial learnings from Redefine|ABLE, presented at the Peale in Baltimore, The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and three institutions in the United Kingdom— University of Brighton, the Royal Pavilion and Museums and the De La Warr Pavilion.