Ruth Starr

Accessibility Mgr
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Ruth Starr is an educator currently working as the Coordinator of Accessibility, Inclusion, and Public Programs at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Cooper Hewitt is committed to broadening its audiences and ensuring the museum is welcoming to all. Ruth works on accessibility 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 serves as communications chair of the Museum 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 the New York metro area.

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