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Lorena Bradford develops and runs accessible programs in the Education Division of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
She has developed and oversees programs for and projects geared toward people with hearing and vision loss, people with memory loss and their care partners, families shaped by sensory processing disorders, healthcare students and professionals, and others.
She has consulted and offered training on best practices for other museums and institutions in Washington, DC, across the nation, and abroad.
The Art of Writing Descriptions
Since the summer of 2020, more than 1,000 fully accessible textual descriptions of works of art in the National Gallery of Art’s collection have gone live and cover 60% of traffic to museum’s collection pages. Learn how we leveraged a large-scale, interdepartmental project to make this a reality, from documenting the process through published description guidelines, to focusing on all users through an inclusive design approach that supports the National Gallery’s mission for universal access.