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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry reviewing Accessibility of their facility and programs - volunteer opportunity

The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is looking for assistance as they work to make the Museum a more inclusive experience for everyone. Details are below from a flyer.

Do you love the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry? Then let's work to make it an even more inclusive experience for all people!

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Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is working with the Institute for Human Centered Design to do a comprehensive and holistic review of their facility and programs. We are looking for User/Experts from the greater Chicago area to work with us on reviewing the museum. A user/expert is a person who has developed experience by means of their lived experience in dealing with the challenges of the environment due to a physical, sensory or cognitive functional limitation or disability. We are looking to recruit both local primary user/experts as well as “secondary" user/experts who can be a friend, spouse, family member, service provider, therapist, teacher, or anyone who has extensive experience sharing life with primary user/experts and paying close attention to the interface with their environments. 

In addition of having a free day at the museum all user/experts will receive a stipend for working with us as design consultants. 

To learn more please contact Willa Crolius at wcrolius@ihcdesign.org or call 617-259-1655.

photo of Chicago's Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

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