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Exhibiting accessible design

Designing, fabricating, and installing an educational exhibit about assistive and adaptive technologies for South by South Lawn Festival.


In September 2016, Olin College of Engineering professor Sara Hendren was invited to exhibit works from her lab, the adaptation + ability group, at South by South Lawn Festival at the White House. Hosted by President Obama and inspired by South by Southwest, South by South Lawn (SXSL) brought together over 2000 innovators, organizers, and changemakers in the social justice sphere to share ideas. Sara needed a way to share her lab’s work with festival attendees that invited folks to think about adaptation and accessibility in their own lives.


Design, fabricate, and install an educational exhibit about ability, adaptation, and acessibility projects from Sara’s lab for SXSL.


The exhibit needed to showcase multiple projects from the lab and welcome interaction from all sides.