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Futurelearn. Accessibility. The Museum is committed to making its collection, buildings, programs, and services accessible to all audiences.


We offer programs for visitors with disabilities on a regular basis. Parking Designated spaces are available in the parking garage for visitors with disabilities. The clearance is six feet, six inches (6' 6"). Alternate arrangements can be made in advance for visitors with disabilities traveling in oversized vehicles. Service Animals Service animals are welcome in the Museum. Wheelchairs The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Wheelchairs are available free of charge at coat-check areas on a first-come, first-served basis. Elevators and escalators are located throughout the building.

To request an escort for a wheelchair user in the Museum (two weeks' notice is preferred), or to learn more about programs and accommodations for visitors with disabilities, call 212-650-2010. Assistive Listening Devices Real-Time Captioning Large Print. Home. "Tarikhuna" La nostra storia.


Percorso multimediale d’intercultura. In un’epoca sempre più attenta alle contaminazioni culturali e all’integrazione, il progetto "Tarikhuna la nostra storia" intende ampliare il senso di appartenenza a una medesima radice storica tra due Paesi vicini, l’Italia, e in particolare la Sicilia, e la Tunisia, unite da un passato che ha lasciato evidenti tracce anche nel patrimonio storico–archeologico. Tarikhuna, che in arabo significa "la nostra storia", è un percorso didattico multimediale che propone la storia della Villa Romana del Casale in modo interattivo. MIM Overview. Museums and Technology: Being Inclusive Helps Accessibility for All. London.

Museums and Technology: Being Inclusive Helps Accessibility for All

Together with Heart n Soul(, a group in which many of itsmembers have learning difficulties ( Immersive class launches interactive museum project. If visitors to the David Owsley Museum of Art see people jumping around pieces of artwork, it's because an app told them to.

Immersive class launches interactive museum project

The app, the Infinite Museum, was developed by students developed to introduce a new interactive way to explore the museum. It is an interactive web application that provides users with prompts and information on the different artwork in the museum. Timothy Berg, an assistant professor of honors humanities, was in charge of the project, which got its name from the infinite number of experiences one can have at a museum. “I love the traditional museum experience, but I recognized that many people find it intimidating or cold, requiring a lot of knowledge of art history to enjoy,” he said. “I think there are creative ways to enjoy art in museums and I wanted to learn more about them.” Tactile Design for Universal Access. JHU Milan PP.pptx. Telepresence robots make museums accessible to everyone. Courtesy of the de Young Fine Arts Museum/Suitable Technologies Museum-lover Henry Evans has been fortunate.

Telepresence robots make museums accessible to everyone.

Sign Language Translation System Gets Conversations Going. A conversation between a hearing person and a hearing impaired person can be frustrating for both parties.

Sign Language Translation System Gets Conversations Going

Usually limited to text messaging or writing on pieces of paper, the process is stilted and kind of impersonal. A very smart invention can make the conversation flow much more easily. The Sign Language Ring is actually a set of rings to be worn on each finger by the person using sign language. An accompanying bracelet senses the signs being made and translates them into spoken words. The words are played through the bracelet’s embedded speaker, allowing the hearing person to hear sign language. The Prado Museum Creates the First Art Exhibition for the Visually Impaired, Using 3D Printing. Image courtesy of The Prado Are you one of the millions of sighted visitors who’ll visit a world class institution this year only to find yourself suffering from museum fatigue a couple of hours in?

The Prado Museum Creates the First Art Exhibition for the Visually Impaired, Using 3D Printing

Labels, Digital Included, Assume New Importance at Museums. Photo.

Labels, Digital Included, Assume New Importance at Museums

New Features and Increased Accessibility: Introducing Met App V.1.1. «The newest version of the Met App, Version 1.1, was released earlier today, and includes dozens of design and usability refinements inspired by feedback from our users.

New Features and Increased Accessibility: Introducing Met App V.1.1

Among a number of new enhancements being rolled out, I hope users will enjoy the new "Favorites" feature, which enables the creation of personal lists of exhibitions, artworks, and events happening across the Museum. I can't wait to see what makes it to the shortlists of our 134,000-plus users.» One of the refinements I'm most proud of is the increased accessibility of the app. For the first time, smartphone owners with visual disabilities will be able to use the Met App to find out more about what's happening at the Museum—made possible by V.1.1's compatibility with iOS Accessibility features including VoiceOver, Zoom, and Larger Text. The task of making a product accessible can be challenging, and not all product owners choose to pursue this goal. Met + Parsons Museum Accessibility Collaboration Workshop. Don Undeen, Senior Manager of MediaLab, Digital Media; and Rebecca McGinnis, Senior Museum Educator, Access and Community Programs «What expectations do people with disabilities have when they visit museums?

Met + Parsons Museum Accessibility Collaboration Workshop

How are museums adapting new technologies to better serve our visitors, whatever their abilities and interests? How can the Met take a leadership role in introducing standards for inclusivity to the next generation of museum technologists? Viewpoints: Body Language. How does the sculpted body communicate?

Hear from Met experts, leading authorities, and rising stars, each with a unique perspective on the language of gesture, facial expression, and pose. Hear diverse viewpoints from curators, educators, musicians, theater actors and directors, neuroscientists, and a deaf American Sign Language user.Watch videos of dancers and choreographers interpret the body's expression.Share your viewpoints on social media.

We'll repost selections on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Body Language features twenty works of sculpture from three departments: European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Medieval Art, and the American Wing. Museums welcome people with disabilities, offer array of creative opportunities, technology. NEW YORK — On a recent Sunday, a group of museum visitors sat in front of a large canvas by the French artist Jean Dubuffet as their guide described the work — an abstract painting created with crumpled aluminum foil tinted with oil paint. The guide then invited them to create their own artwork using tin foil — a task the group enthusiastically embraced, creating an array of three-dimensional sculptures.

The group was participating in a program at the Museum of Modern Art called "Create Ability" for people with learning and developmental disabilities.