An Art History & Art Making Course for Blind Adults

Street Thoma


The manager of the Philadelphia Museum of Arts accessible programs gives a history of the institution’s services for people with disabilities, with particular attention to services for the blind and visually impaired.  These include descriptive tours, touch tours, three-dimensional tactile interpretations of two-dimensional works, and a long standing art history and art making class for blind and visually impaired students, Form in Art. 

 Key words:

Philadelphia Museum of Art, museum accessibility, touch tours, descriptive tours, audio description, blind artists, art education for the blind and visually impaired. 


Philadelphia Museum of Art; museum accessibility; touch tours; visual description tours; audio description; blind artists; art education for people who are blind and visually impaired

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