Coordinator of Programs for Handicapped

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In 1979 Janice Majewski is named to the newly created position of Smithsonian Institution coordinator of programs for the handicapped. The new office, launched with the aid of a 1-year grant from Smithsonian trust funds, soon established two phone lines to provide information to handicapped visitors, one of which is a TTY line. Established by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the office is able to provide sign and oral interpreters for lectures, programs, and tours with 24 hour advance notice.


  • Majewski, Janice 1951-
  • Office of Elementary and Secondary Education


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Torch, 1/1979, p. 10.

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