Mission and Low Vision: A Visually Impaired Museologist's Perspective on Inclusivity

Joseph Wapner

Abstract


The author gives a detailed account of a visit to the Seattle Art museum, with observations about audio tours, staff training, signage, audio backgrounds to visual displays, and other exhibit elements. He argues that inclusive design will only come about when underserved  groups are understood “not as targets to be reached but rather as the knowledgeable curators of their own experiences.”

 

Key words: blindness, low vision, museum, inclusive design, museum access, accessibility, Seattle Art Museum 


Keywords


blindness; low vision; museum; inclusive design; museum access; accessibility; Seattle Art Museum

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v33i3.3756

Copyright (c) 2013 Joseph Wapner



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