Janice Majewski

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Director, Inclusive Cultural and Educational Projects
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Janice Majewski

Jan Majewski has been a member of the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) staff since January 2014.  She manages projects with clients such as the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; Gallagher and Associates for the US Olympic Museum; the National Air and Space Museum; Shedd Aquarium; and the International Spy Museum.  Majewski also serves on accessible exhibition and program advisory committees for the Museum of Science, Boston; The Children’s Museum, Indianapolis; and the Audubon Naturalist Society, Chevy Chase, Maryland.  

Before joining IHCD, Majewski was an Accessibility Specialist in the Disability Rights Section (DRS) at the U.S. Department of Justice where she worked on issues of museum accessibility, accessible technology, collaboration between the disability and business communities, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) technical assistance.

Majewski began her working life by teaching elementary-level deaf students in the Arlington, Virginia, Public Schools and then working for 23 years at the Smithsonian Institution. Beginning as the Smithsonian’s Coordinator for Special Education, she later founded the Institution-wide Accessibility Program where she collaborated with all of the museums and the National Zoo to increase accessibility throughout Smithsonian programs, exhibitions, and facilities.  She led the team that wrote the first comprehensive set of U.S. museum exhibition inclusive design guidelines, the Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design, the most recommended guidance document in the field. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Connecticut College and a Master of Education of the Deaf from Smith College.