Director, Inclusive Cultural and Educational Projects
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Janice Majewski, IHCD Advisor, Director, Inclusive Cultural and Educational Projects, Ms. Majewski joined IHCD in January of 2014. She was an Accessibility Specialist in the Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice from May 2001 to January 2014. She worked as a team member with Section lawyers and architects to research and evaluate the accessibility of museum facilities, exhibitions, and programs. She also worked as a member of Section litigation teams addressing issues of accessible technology.
Prior to her work with the USDOJ, Ms. Majewski worked for the Smithsonian Institution from 1978 until 2001. Beginning as Coordinator for Special Education in the Institution’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, she later became the Office’s Director of Outreach Programs and then founded the Institution-wide Accessibility Program. She led the team that wrote the first comprehensive set of U.S. museum exhibition accessibility guidelines, the Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design, the most recommended guidance document in the field. Ms. Majewski earned a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College and a Master of Education of the Deaf at Smith College.