Sustainable Museum Access: A Two-way Street

Nina Levent, Joan Muyskens Pursley

Abstract


Many adults who are blind or have low vision are reluctant to visit museums because of disappointing or less-than-welcoming experiences in the past. To attract visually impaired people to your museum, the authors urge you to make outreach and program development a "two-way street," to solicit advice and criticism from a variety of people who are blind or have low vision. In addition, they share issues raised at focus groups they conducted as part of Art Beyond Sight's Multi-Sight Museum Accessibility Study and its Project Access New York program.

Key words
Accessible museum programs
Blind
Focus groups
museum audience development


Keywords


accessible museum programs; blind; focus groups; museum audience development

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v33i3.3742

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