Making Art Accessible: Dr. Margaret Pfanstiehl

The Sunday Post featured the obituary for Margaret Pfanstiehl yesterday. An activist for the arts, Dr. Pfanstiehl is the founder of Metropolitan Washington Ear, an organization that offers free services to the blind, visually impaired, and the physically disabled so they may enjoy life more fully.  Dr. Pfanstiehl and her husband Cody developed audio description, or the art of  “talking pictorially” to make theater, television, films, museums and exhibits accessible to people with little or no vision.


In the spirit of October being Accessibility Awareness Month, we are highlighting Dr. Pfanstiehl. She is a pioneer in making art accessible to all, and we hope that her legacy lives on.

Photo Credit: Metropolitan Washington Ear


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Since 1968, the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has developed and promoted local artists, organizations and activities.
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