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Increasing Museum Accessibility

The article, "Museum Accessibility: An Art and a Science" shares ideas about what every museum can do to increase their accessibility. These include:

  • Providing opportunities for members of disability communities to advise on and design accessible public programs, exhibitions, and spaces from the very beginning.
  • Not using ableist language when speaking about people with disabilities and the programs or support materials they use, keeping up to date with research and writings by disability and social justice advocates, and regularly reviewing any written materials for negative or outdated language.
  • In a museum, accessibility is everyone’s responsibility.

The article also talks about three museums, The Henry Ford, the Intrepid Museum, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and how they have included accessibility and inclusion into their programs.