Accessibility Manager at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, United States
Ruth Starr is an educator serving as Accessibility Manager at Cooper Hewitt. She focuses on efforts across the museum, including integrated education, exhibition, and digital initiatives which serve to improve how the museum engages visitors with disabilities. Through innovative exhibitions and experimental programming, the museum explores intersections across design and the human experience. Ruth is an ASL Interpreter and Communications Chair of the Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium (MAC), an association that provides a network for cultural professionals to share best practices and participate in dialogue around accessibility within cultural spaces throughout New York City.
Join Ruth at Communicating the Arts Montreal and hear her case study “Furthering Accessibility: Lessons Learned Through a Curatorial Process”.