Stanley Yarnell

Dr. Yarnell works to make museums more accessible and is a blind physician at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. 

Stanley: “ … there need to be more people with visible disabilities in the health care professions, whether they’re doctors or nurses, therapists, lab techs, whatever… When other doctors work with a doctor with a disability … it helps them achieve a level of comfort that they might not otherwise have… I think that having a physician with a disability helps the institution because physicians with a disability, I think, look at policies and procedures of the institution through the lens of disability. It helps the institution think seriously about having more people with visible disabilities there because of what they bring to the table.”

A monochrome painting in black and white and shades of grey, of the head and shoulders of a white man with short hair, and round glasses, wearing a suit. He stands in front of abundant bookshelves.
Stanley Yarnell by Tyrone Eric Johnson, acrylic paint on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, 2019

IMAGE: A monochrome painting in black and white and shades of grey, of the head and shoulders of a white man with short hair, and round glasses, wearing a suit. He stands in front of abundant bookshelves.

Tyrone Eric Johnson from ArtReach Studios plays the trumpet, saxophone, and piano, and creates art with ink, acrylic, and watercolor. His artwork is about lifestyle and dreams. He says “art makes me happy … I like feeling talented and that I can do anything, it helps me express myself and learn.”