The New $10 Bill: Will It Be Accessible?

Front face of US $10 billThe U.S. Treasury announced last week that the new $10 bill, to be released  in 2020, will feature a woman. This is fantastic news! The other great thing about the bill is its potential accessibility to people who are blind and visually impaired. Continue reading The New $10 Bill: Will It Be Accessible?

Seven Dwarfs, No Fairy Tale

Cover of Giants: Dwarfs of Auschwitz

While perusing the Smithsonian Channel, I saw an advertisement for a new documentary called The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz. This immediately caught my attention, so I read the description and discovered a book had also been published on the same topic. Giants: the Dwarfs of Auschwitz, written by Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev, was originally published in 2003 and re-released in 2013 with a Forward by Warwick Davis, who is also featured in the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary. Although at times tinged with ableism, this is, without exaggeration, one of the best books of nonfiction I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Continue reading Seven Dwarfs, No Fairy Tale

#MuseumMonday: the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Each Monday, I will blog about accessibility in museums and cultural institutions. For my first post in this series, I want to write about a museum that is very near and dear to my heart: the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind. The day after we moved to Louisville in 2010, I attended an exhibit opening at the museum. The exhibit featured the history of orientation and mobility (O&M) tools for people who are blind. Since that day, I’ve been involved with the museum in one way or another–first as an intern, then as a volunteer, then as the Social Media Coordinator for the company as a whole who promoted the museum and its events. Continue reading #MuseumMonday: the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind