Two hundred employees of Moscow museums completed a training course on working with visitors with limited mobility

Two hundred employees of the capital's museums took part in the educational project “Museums for all Muscovites”, the purpose of which was to increase the accessibility of cultural objects for people with disabilities.

educational project “Museums for all Muscovites”, which was attended by 200 employees of Moscow museums. Its goal was to draw public attention to the problems of adapting cultural objects to the needs of people with disabilities and people with limited mobility and creating a barrier-free environment,” says the course organizer, the AURA-Tech Association.

Two hundred employees of Moscow museums completed a course on working with visitors with limited mobility

As specified, the graduates of the training course received knowledge and practical skills in five areas at once. “They learned how to adapt the exhibition for different groups of visitors and received recommendations for making museum exhibits accessible. During the classes, they talked about the main barriers that arise when people with disabilities receive information, as well as mechanisms for alternative presentation of content. In addition, the project graduates got an idea of ​​the main elements of accessibility necessary for the safe navigation of visitors with disabilities in cultural institutions, and were able to choose the most effective options for adapting the museum, taking into account regional specifics,” AURA-Tech notes.

In addition, the course participants learned to provide qualified situational assistance to people with disabilities and visitors with limited mobility.
“As a result of participation in the project, the most active museum workers, together with experts, developed road maps to ensure the accessibility of their institutions,” emphasizes organizer.

The training was supported by the Committee for Public Relations and Youth Policy of Moscow, grants from the Mayor of Moscow, the coordinating council of the Popular Front for the Disabled.

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