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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 …

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 …

Stories of Inclusion: Responding to Visitors with Cognitive, Developmental and Emotional Disabilities

In this recorded webinar, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges, and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and families of visitors …

How to Procure Digital Services with Accessibility in Mind

As you commission a website, mobile app, experiential multimedia piece, or other digital interactive, it is critical to incorporate accessibility and inclusive design considerations …

Virtual Internships Are Here to Stay—and That’s a Good Thing

Amid the challenges of 2020, one of the most successful learning experiences for me was pivoting to a 100 percent remote internship program at the National Gallery of Art. When I began …

How the National Air and Space Museum Took Volunteering Virtual

A mother and her spaceship-loving children, ages five and seven, arrive at the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center using their timed tickets. As they enter the museum, unsure where to turn first, a …

10 Best Practices of Accessible Museum Websites

This article explores ten high-impact areas you should consider to enhance your website’s accessibility and bring it into conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), …

Why I Abandoned the Traditional Museum Education Model

Personal stories are how we, at Nemours Estate, connect our visitors with the duPont family who once lived in this grand place. So I’d like to share my personal story of building a museum …

How to Start an Accessibility Movement at Your Museum

Think back to a childhood trip to a museum, aquarium, or historic home. Chances are the first thing you heard was a directive: “Hands in pockets and do not touch anything.” …

The Keys to Sustainable Online Programming? Partnerships and Professional Development

Recently, I’ve been analyzing the efficacy of museum-developed digital programs over their thirty-year history, and I’ve noticed a common theme: Every study extols the benefits of such …

“Access for All” Begins with Community Listening at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Cassandra Clement was always on the lookout. A self-described “stalker” of quiet places to sit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG), she always took note of benches tucked …
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‘Relationships Don’t Have an End Goal’: A Q&A with the Burke Museum’s Decolonization & DEAI Team

Category: Alliance Blog
Some of the newest, and most defining, jobs in the current era of museums are those focusing on decolonization and diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. In recent years, as more …

Measuring Social Impact for Strategic Change

Category: On-Demand Programs: Mission and Institutional Planning (ODP)
Compared to economic and educational impact, social impact is elusive and challenging to measure. The Measurement of Museum Social Impact (MOMSI) project is working to create a valid …

Increase Engagement & Protect Collections with Visible Storage

Category: Industry Advertorial
At a time when museum professionals are seeking new and meaningful ways to engage visitors, the concept of visible storage has emerged as a practical way to promote better access while also …

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