Access- Sensory

This section focuses on information about navigating our Museum with sensory impairments. We’re working hard to improve our accessibility, so please give us any feedback.

Blind or Visually Impaired

Information:

Currently, exhibit labels display most information. We write them in black ink and print on white paper. We are working to produce a large-print version of our Museum Leaflet. Also, we are working to provide larger print labels.

We’d like to provide an auditory tour of the Museum. We’re looking into grants, so please bear with us.

Tactile Exhibits:

Some of our exhibits include tactile representations. We’re going to put together a map of where these are in the Museum, and describe their location here.

Lighting:

The Museum is well lit. Each display case has internal lighting, and the galleries have LED track lighting.

 

D/deaf or Hard of Hearing

Captioning:

Our touchscreen display has no audio, and all information is provided via open captioning by default. The Tapestry video (upstairs) has an audio component, and at this time, has no captioning. We are working to provide open captioning.

T-Loop

A T-loop is available at the front desk, and all staff are trained in its use.

Auditory exhibits:

Some displays have an auditory component, demonstrated with a large yellow button that says “Press Me for more information”. Where these exist, we have provided a printed transcript directly next to the button.