Our mission is to elevate American Sign Language (ASL) priority programming for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community at cultural institutions.
501(c)(3) is under review.
What We Do
LoLoLook consults, trains, and develops programs to support visual learners by utilizing the combination of art and American Sign Language (ASL).
We work with museums, galleries, parks, and cultural organizations across the US. We provide information access, share resources, and support for more accessible and inclusive experiences for guests and collaborators in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community as well as their families. We also advocate for an equitable workforce among educators and staff who predominantly use sign language.
Why this matters
There are 6.7 million signers and 48 million deaf people in the US. There are an estimated more than 35,000 museums in the US and the majority of them lack ASL access and misconceptions in their exhibition design, programs, and services. We are here to reframe: What is ASL Access?
We recognize that the Deaf community and ASL users are part of a marginalized group and ASL access is often not prioritized at cultural institutions. Without language access there is a lack of experience and connection, therefore is not welcoming. Our team is dedicated to bridging the gap and improving cultural experiences.
As part of a language justice initiative we advocate for ASL programs that are Deaf-led which are essential and equitable for individuals and families locally and worldwide. We bring authentic ASL and Deaf culture to elevate a Deaf-friendly experience.
LoLoLook was co-founded by Joyce Hom and Nic Annette Miller who have been collectively working in fine art, both as educators and artists for 20+ years.
Museum Educator working within access programs at several museums in New York City, and is the ASL Program Coordinator at The Jewish Museum. Joyce is the proud Deaf daughter of an immigrant and Deaf parents. She received her BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Nic Annette Miller
Designer, Printmaker, Teaching Artist and proud CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult) and niece to Deaf Vietnamese Refugees, working in the intersection of ASL advocacy and access to education. She received her BFA in Graphic Design and Printmaking from Utah State University.
Hom and Miller have provided ASL access for the following select organizations:
Whitney, The Met, Brooklyn Museum, Jewish Museum, The Drawing Center, Theater for a New Audience, Lincoln Center, Queens Museum, Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD), University of Utah, DEAF Inc., Philbrook Museum, Gilcrease Museum, American Song Archives, and 108 Contemporary.