Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC) presents Access Book Club – What Can a Body Do? with Sara Hendren

Zoom Webinar

Friday, December 4, 2020 from 3 to 4:30pm

Join your CCAC friends for a special program with Sara Hendren, author of the new book What Can a Body Do? Hendren’s work explores the intersection of our physical abilities and the built environment. Close out 2020 with us by taking a step back to explore the nuances and opportunities inherent in the accessibility work we are all doing and reflect on how we can better serve our communities in 2021 and beyond.

This program will feature remarks by the author followed by time for questions and discussion. We encourage all program attendees to read the book to better-frame Hendren’s remarks. CCAC will purchase a limited number of copies for participants who cannot afford to buy their own. If you are interested in entering the lottery to win a complimentary copy of What Can a Body Do?, please complete the form found in the registration path.

About Our Speaker:

Sara Hendren, Artist, Designer, and Researcher in Residence at Olin College

Twitter: @Ablerism


Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, writer, and professor at Olin College of Engineering. She is the author of What Can A Body Do? How We Meet the Built World, published by Riverhead/Penguin Random House.

Sara is a humanist in tech. Her work of the last decade—lab and projects—includes collaborative public art and social design that engages the human body, technology, and the politics of disability: things like a lectern for short stature or a ramp for wheelchair dancing. She also co-founded the Accessible Icon Project, co-created a digital archive of low-tech prosthetics, and has a long-running obsession with the inclined plane.

Sara’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, The Vitra Design Museum, the Seoul Museum of Art and other venues and is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. At Olin, she is also the Principal Investigator on a three-year initiative to bring more arts experiences to engineering students and faculty, supported by the Mellon Foundation.

Zoom Meeting Notes

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Registration Required

FREE, $5 suggested donation


Real-Time Captioning will be provided. Please complete the accommodation request field found in the event registration path or call 715-212-9140 to request other access services, or to learn more about event accessibility.

Suggested Donation

While CCAC programs are free, the $5 suggested donation helps to cover programming costs to ensure CCAC’s mission is achievable and accessible to all. We’ll accept cash and check the day-of, or you may donate online anytime! Donations to CCAC are tax deductible.

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