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Different by Design: A New, Inclusive Framework for Accessible Museum Exhibitions

In January 2020, I authored a post for the Alliance Blog about speechless: different by design, an exhibition that I curated for the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the High Museum of Art in …

CARE-apy: On the Road to Welcome: Starting your accessibility journey

The concepts of accessibility and inclusion are not new. There is not, however, a straightforward blueprint for doing this work in a clear-cut and approachable way, meaning many museum …

Museum Accessibility: An Art and a Science

Over the past decade, conversations about accessibility have increased within the museum field, and many organizations including AAM have identified it as a priority. There is not, however, …

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 …
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Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
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The Partisan Divide

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