In the Russian capital, an original educational project has recently been completed, with the help of which experts in the field of inclusion, together with cultural workers, made Moscow museums more accessible
How Muscovites created an accessible environment in Moscow museums
There were 200 participants in the course. They got acquainted with modern concepts of a barrier-free environment, learned how to provide situational assistance to people with disabilities and ensure the availability of museum services.
Project “Museums for all Muscovites” was intended to draw public attention to the problems of adapting cultural objects to the needs of people with disabilities and people with limited mobility. The authors of the training course created within its framework emphasize that knowledge about historical and cultural values is one of the most important factors in the development and formation of a person as a person. Thanks to the project “Museums for all Muscovites” such knowledge has become closer and more accessible to all visitors to the capital's museums.
Graduates of the training course gained knowledge and practical skills in five areas at once. They learned how to adapt the exhibition to different groups of visitors and received recommendations for making museum exhibits accessible.
Course participants learned about the main barriers that arise when people with disabilities receive information, as well as mechanisms for alternative presentation of content.< br />
In addition, the project graduates gained an understanding of the basic accessibility elements required for the safe navigation of visitors with disabilities in cultural institutions. They were able to choose the most effective options for adapting the museum, taking into account regional specifics, in order to ensure the physical accessibility of the object.
And, finally, the course participants learned to provide qualified situational assistance to people with disabilities and visitors with limited mobility.
Based on the results of participation in the project, the most active museum workers, together with experts, developed “road maps” ensuring the accessibility of their institutions.
The organizer of the project “Museums for all Muscovites” the AURA-Tech Association is speaking, the events were supported by the Committee for Public Relations and Youth Policy of Moscow, Grants of the Mayor of Moscow.
Moscow, there is an opportunity to take a training course until December 31. To do this, follow the link https://pazl.academy/cabinet/ru-RU/cabinet/course/default/view/72