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Cooper Hewitt Lab: Showcase of Student Projects on Accessibility and Inclusion

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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University-level students were invited to submit design ideas for a premier showcase of student projects on solutions for improving accessibility or inclusion. All accepted entries will be on view in the Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery February 5–25, 2018.

Join us as students present their ideas, and a panel of experts discuss how design can expand accessibility and inclusion for all users. Learn how young designers are shaping the future of accessibility.


February 9
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Adults (Ages 18 and up)
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Program Image Caption
Left Image: Drawing, Design for Universal Handle, Curved, December 20, 1989; Designed by Smart Design, Inc. (United States); Gift of Smart Design, Inc. Right image: Good Grips Prototype: Grip Study, 1990; Designed by Davin Stowell and Daniel Formosa; Gift of Smart Design, Inc.
Program Image Description
Three images of OXO handle sketches and prototypes. Left image sketch of multiple full views of a handle. The handle is seen from both sides in elevation with a cross-section through at right. Below are two views of the same handle seen in cross-section through the handle's shaft. Right images are of handle prototypes made from different materials in a range of rectangular and cylindrical shapes.
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E. 91st Street, New York, NY 10128 United States
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