Jeanine Pollard


Brown University (Neuroscience, BS)
Boston University (Deaf Education, MEd)


Jeanine joins the Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE) program after five years teaching high school science to deaf and hard of hearing students in Delaware. Jeanine became interested in museum accessibility while visiting museums with her students. Though normally inquisitive and confident, her students struggled to interact with the unfamiliar and unwelcoming surroundings encountered on many of those visits. In 2015 Jeanine worked as an intern at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA), where she gained additional insight into the accessibility problems she had observed first-hand. Her research interests include institutional body language and its impact on the museum-going experience for those with disabilities and the use of technology to improve access in cultural institutions.

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