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Transforming Museums with Immersive Sound

Sound is a potent force. When harnessed with intention and care, its impact can be substantial. As a trained ethnomusicologist with experience working in museums like the Louis Armstrong …

The Best Museum Bathrooms, According to Museum People

When you think of all the memorable, thoughtfully designed spaces in museums, the bathrooms may not be the first thing that come to mind. They aren’t usually considered the feather in an …

Museum Accessibility Helping Patrons Who Are Blind to See Your Exhibitions

Audio description (AD), a relatively inexpensive and readily available technology, broadens the museum experience for all people and particularly for patrons who cannot see or have low …

The Strong gives children in hospital robotic access to museum

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, has teamed up with the WeGo Foundation to allow children in hospital robotic access to the museum. The partnership will give children in …

Accessibility Resources

Download a PDF copy of these resources. Please note that these resources are not intended to endorse one organization or another, nor are they meant to be comprehensive. If you want to …

Guidelines for Site Accessibility at In-Person Events

Download a PDF copy of this guide. Physical access to and around your facility If you are hosting the public at an event, it is important to understand potential barriers for people with …

Guidelines for Accessible Event Invitation and Outreach

Download a PDF copy of this guide. Whether you are hosting a meeting, workshop, or seminar, there will be some form of invitation. This invitation, and all event communication, should be as …

Communications Tip Sheet for Events

Download a PDF copy of this guide. Understanding Effective Communication The ADA requires that Title II entities (state and local governments) and Title III entities (businesses and …

Accessibility Guidelines for In-Person and Virtual Meetings, Seminars, and Workshops

Download a PDF copy of this guide. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all meetings, seminars, and workshops must be accessible to participants with disabilities. This applies …

Accessible Communications Guidelines

Advisors: Alex Ying Chen, Bojana Coklyat, Sky Cubacub, Dawn Koceja, and Emmanuel Von Schack Download a PDF version of this guide. Introduction Over sixty million adults in the United …

Guidelines for Site Accessibility at Virtual Events

Download a PDF copy of this guide. As virtual events continue to expand, it is important to understand potential barriers that can arise for people with disabilities. There are a variety of …

Meet Patrice, the Spy Museum robot who is opening a secret world to hospitalized kids

Patrice is a small, sleek robot that is opening up the International Spy Museum to hospitalized children and young adults who can’t physically get to the building. This has proved to be …

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Category: Alliance Blog
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A House Museum Built for the Digital Age

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The museum sector went into the pandemic ill-prepared to use digital strategies to keep themselves afloat, but many museums that had begun to experiment with how digital could enhance or …

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