Virtual Input Sessions with People who are Deaf or hard of hearing with Lincoln Park Zoo.
Lincoln Park Zoo strives to live up to our motto, “For Wildlife. For All.” We also hold to the disability justice mantra of “Nothing About Us Without Us.” This October, the zoo received a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to collaborate with individuals in the creation of exhibit elements that make visiting the zoo more inclusive, equitable, and just for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. We invite you to join us in this work by attending an input session and giving us your feedback, ideas, and challenges.
These input sessions will identify more opportunities where an exhibit installation of some kind – a sign, a tactile item, overhead audio content, an immersive play environment, etc. – can enhance the visitor experience, particularly those who identify as having a disability. In this project, we are not focusing on basic building access (ramps, automatic doors, etc.) but rather the media we use to share animal and conservation content.
We appreciate your candor and creativity as you help us better engage all visitors at Lincoln Park Zoo.
The session will be held via zoom on Saturday, Jan 22nd at 4:15 pm and captioning and ASL interpreters will be provided. Fill form below if you can attend or click here.