Congratulations to the Humanities Center Associate Director, Sari Altschuler, one of this year’s recipient of the Biennial Innovation Award from the Library Company of Philadelphia, for her work on creating the multi-sensory exhibition Touch This Page! Making Sense of the Ways We Read.
Working alongside a team of librarians, scholars, and researchers, Sari and co-director, Dr. David Weimer (Harvard Library), developed tactile facsimiles of pages that allow blind and low vision readers to experience reading. This project shows why digital humanities projects must expand beyond visual forms in order to make information more accessible to all. The Touch This Page! symposium around the exhibition took place on both Northeastern University and Harvard University campuses in April 2019 and was funded in part by the 2018-2019 Events and Programs grant.
Sari Altschuler is the Associate Professor of English, Associate Director of the Humanities Center, and Founding Director of the Health, Humanities, and Society minor here at Northeastern. More information on the award is available here.