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Innovations in Art Museum Accessibility
Improving Accessibility to Art Museums
"Broad-based accessibility to museums has been shown to play a significant role in the growth and economic development of urban areas and to foster civic engagement, volunteerism, and cohesion among differing socioeconomic groups. However, many museums in the United States are becoming increasingly inaccessible to lower and even average income Americans and are therefore slowly abandoning their traditional roles as non-profit, public institutions in the service of society as a whole."
Investigation of Priority Needs in Terms of Museum Service Accessibility for Visually Impaired Visitors
"This study investigates the priority needs of museum service accessibility for visually impaired visitors."
Museums and Technology: Being Inclusive Helps Accessibility for All
"This paper explores accessibility issues for museums in the context of growing dependence on technology. The background of these issues is described, along with the evolution from physical access to digital access—for example, via the Web—and, increasingly, mobile technology. The authors are people with different disabilities and they describe personal experiences, giving a sense of the various barriers and benefits that are involved. The aim of this paper is to provide museums with a disabled person's point of view, which could help in inspiring improvements for the future"
How Can My Museum Help Visitors With Vision Loss
Answers some vital questions about how art museums can involve and accommodate visitors with vision loss.
Find More Like This
To find more resources on art museums and accessibility go to PittCat Classic from the library's homepage, limit your search to the Fine Arts Library, and do a keyword search using keywords such as:
- "art museums" (or simply "museums") AND "accessibility"
- "art museums" AND "disability"
- "art museums" AND "education"
- "art museums" AND "technology"
Similar combinations of search terms can be used to find articles within the following databases:
Americans With Disabilities Act
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.