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Museums Are Finally Taking Accessibility for Visitors with Disabilities Seriously

Category: Accessibility

Artsy explores barriers to access at museums in the U.S. and U.K., and the steps they’re taking to address them. As disability advocates are increasingly making their voices heard when they have lackluster museum experiences, a few institutions are beginning to respond with innovative and elegant solutions.

“If it’s not instantly accessible to me, I’ve got other things to do,” Miller said. “I’m not going to engage with it. Because life is too short.”

For Andrew Miller, a trip to the Barbican Centre for the immersive exhibition "AI: More than Human" was a journey through poor inclusive design. Miller, the U.K. government's disability champion for the country's arts and culture sector, as well as a wheelchair user, said the exhibition was too cramped for him to easily navigate.

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