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Based on field observation and interviews with staff, this paper evaluates the state of accessibility in five Gettysburg public history institutions in the summer of 2022. Evaluation criteria for field observations were determined based on a critical disability studies approach, focusing on disabled people’s accounts of these and similar institutions. The research revealed areas of success and failure in current accessibility measures, as well as ongoing projects to increase accessibility in most institutions. The rubric developed here could be refined and used as a research tool or an institutional planning tool.
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Szpakowski, Theodore J., "Accessing History in Gettysburg: A Study of Accessibility of Public History Institutions" (2022). Student Publications. 1050.
Produced as part of the Kolbe Fellowship in Summer 2022.