Podcast: Bess Williamson traces Universal Design
What can Julia Child’s kitchen teach us about accessible design? Bess Williamson, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Delaware, explains this and more as she traces innovative design approaches to kitchens and cooking, exploring how industrial and interior design have evolved along with social attitudes toward disability, aging, and access.

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A production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written, hosted, and audio production by Matt Ringelstetter. Art Molella, executive producer. Amanda Murray, podcast program manager. Joyce Bedi, webmaster. Bess Williamson was interviewed by Matt Ringelstetter on February 18, 2011. Podcast released on May 2, 2011. Music is “Trio” loop from Apple Soundtrack Pro. Photo used with permission from Bess Williamson.