Fwd: [MCN-L] museum accessibility for the visually impaired

Obara, Justin jobara at ocad.ca
Tue Oct 12 12:40:33 UTC 2010


This was on the Museum Computer Network (MCN) mailing list.

- Justin

Begin forwarded message:

From: Nina Simon <nina at museumtwo.com<mailto:nina at museumtwo.com>>
Date: October 11, 2010 10:11:58 PM EDT
To: Museum Computer Network Listserv <mcn-l at mcn.edu<mailto:mcn-l at mcn.edu>>
Subject: Re: [MCN-L] museum accessibility for the visually impaired
Reply-To: Museum Computer Network Listserv <mcn-l at mcn.edu<mailto:mcn-l at mcn.edu>>

FYI there is a free virtual conference on museum audiences and accessibility coming up on October 18:
http://www.artbeyondsight.org/change/aw-crashcourse.shtml

The convenors focus on visual impairment, but there are sessions on all kinds of disabilities and types of museums.

Nina

On Oct 5, 2010, at 5:51 AM, Travis Fullerton wrote:

A response on behalf of our Docent/Tour Coordinators....

Programs are scheduled in advance on a case by case basis and include tours
for:

Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors -

Touch Tours
Groups of visitors who are blind or partially sighted may experience works
of art through pre-arranged touch tours facilitated by VMFA Education staff.
Beginning September 2nd, Touch Tours are available to groups of adults and
students (K–12) of 10–20 as staff and gallery space are available. Contact
Tour Services at 804.340.1419 or tourservices at vmfa.museum.

Audio Tours
Audio Tours are available for selected exhibitions and the permanent
collection onsite and on the museum’s website. Transcripts of current VMFA
Audio Tours are available in Large Print for partially sighted visitors at
the Visitor Services Desk.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Visitors -

Sign Language Interpreters can be provided with four weeks notice for guided
group tours. To book your guided tour and interpreter, please contact Tour
Services at 804.340.1419 or tourservices at vmfa.museum at least 4 weeks in
advance of your visit.

Audio Tours
Transcripts of audio tours are available for download from the museum’s
website. Laminated copies of audio scripts can be checked out from the
Visitor Services desk.

I can out you in touch with our programs coordinators if you are interested
in more info.


Travis Fullerton
Assistant Photographer
Photography Department

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N Boulevard / Richmond, VA 23220-4007
T 804.340.1538 / F 804.340.1548
travis.fullerton at vmfa.museum

www.vmfa.museum








On 10/4/10 5:11 PM, "Trilce Navarrete" <trilce.navarrete at gmail.com> wrote:

Dear colleagues,

A student at the Cultural Information Science program of the
University of Amsterdam is mapping the types of heritage content
available for the visually impaired, in archives and museums.

Do you know of projects on-line / on-site that present cultural
heritage content for the visually impaired?

Any tips are greatly appreciated,

with kind regards,
Trilce

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