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Page Title

MoMA – The fully accessible art museum

Country

USA

Import/Export

Export

Topic

Museum and Arts

Transfer Model

Dissemination

Status

Match

Solution

MoMA is accessible to individuals using wheelchairs, who are deaf or hard of hearing, and who are blind. Notably, its access programmes are inclusive to the visually impaired by offering tours that provide the opportunity to touch and experience the art while asking questions and receiving audio descriptions of each work.

Impact

  • MoMA’s Community and Access Programs serve over 18,000 individuals yearly. This number does not include individuals with disabilities who visit the museum every day using the audio description services, Braille materials, and other accessible features.

Goals

MoMA educators visit institutions around the world to train museum professionals, caregivers, teachers, and health care providers on the museum’s pioneering work with the Alzheimer’s population. It also hosts trainings at the museum with attendees e.g. in Oslo and Tokyo. MoMA’s practices can be replicated by creating on-line and in-person trainings conducted by museum staff. In addition, a guide on best practices can be created to assist other museums with programming. These trainings and guidance tools can be presented at conferences and made available via web-based trainings.

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