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Part of the Redefine/ABLE project and exhibition in the virtual Peale in Second Life, this panel discussion responds to the challenges and opportunities of creating accessibility in both the physical and virtual worlds, particularly in historic structures – be they digital or “real.” Panelists include George Ciscle, Curator-in-Residence Emeritus at Maryland Institute College of Art and founder and first director/curator of the Contemporary Museum, also known as The Contemporary; Alice Kreuger, founder of Virtual Ability, Inc.; and Dr. Jeremy Wells, Associate Professor in the Historic Preservation program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Wells runs the web site,, which addresses ways of making historic preservation more human-centered.

Redefine/ABLE: Challenging Inaccessibility is an online social media exhibit that addresses diversity, inclusion and ableism, and seeks to engage audiences about the successes and challenges of persons with disabilities in Maryland and beyond. Before Covid-19 hit, the project was scheduled to be installed in the Carroll Mansion in Baltimore and on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. It has now transitioned into an online social media project and website and a virtual Second Life exhibit installed in the Peale’s second floor Picture Gallery. Come learn about ableism, accessibility and the stories from the disability community as well as weigh in on the issue of accessibility for historic buildings.

Don’t forget to join us on August 26, 3:00pm for one more Redefine/ABLE event! Panel Discussion: Bridging the Digital Divide

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