SWOSU Group Aids Washita Battlefield Site with Kiosk
A team of Southwestern Oklahoma State University faculty members and alumni, in cooperation with the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, developed a portable touch screen kiosk with tactile graphics, braille, audio and visual images to engage audiences in the story of the tragedy at Washita. Lead by Dr. Siriporn Peters and Dr. Henri Mann, the Touch and See Your Park project won the National Interpretive Design Accessibility Achievement Award of the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service in 2017. SWOSU faculty members Frederic Murray, Brad Bryant and Nathan Brooks assisted in the project as did Kevin Bowles Mohr, chief of interpretation at the historic site. Pictured with the kiosk and award are (from left) supporting administrators Dr. Peter Grant, Dr. Joel Kendall and Dr. Yolanda Carr and project team members Mann, Peters and Murray. Future SWOSU projects include an upcoming symposium to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Washita (1868- 2018).