Failing Forward: On Web Accessibility

Rob SteinAlliance Labs, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, Featured, Strategic Plan4 Comments

Sign for speed bumps ahead

So we’re a few weeks into the launch of our new Alliance Labs initiative here at AAM and already we’re learning a lot.  In fact, the work of bringing our team together to launch this effort at all helped us to learn many different things. While I would love to tell you about how easy and smooth the whole process was – instead, … Read More

Introducing Alliance Labs

Rob SteinAccess, Alliance Labs, Featured, Strategic Plan6 Comments

light bulbs

The American Alliance of Museums was founded in 1906 at a meeting of some 25 museum leaders of the day who gathered in New York City to discuss, “the advisability of endeavoring to establish an association of the museums of America”. While many things have changed about museums and our communities over those 110 years, we still believe that working … Read More

On Diversity and Inclusion

Brooke LeonardDiversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, Featured, Strategic Plan9 Comments

Sticky notes on a poster board used to gather feedback

I must admit: writing this blog post about AAM’s work in diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion is humbling. In spite of the fact that I grew up in an African American-majority community, attended a majority-minority high school and college, and have a wonderfully diverse group of friends, there is so much that I don’t know. I am a white woman, … Read More