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Welcoming Visitors with Autism at Cultural Institutions: A Workshop Series for Museum Professionals

on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 6:34pm

Recent studies reveal that at least one in every 110 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism. With the proper staff training, program development, and community outreach, museums can and should be resources for improving the quality of life for people of all ages with autism. Thanks to a generous grant from The FAR Fund, the Museum Access Consortium is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a free four-part workshop series over the next year for museum professionals to explore how cultural institutions can adapt existing resources to provide a welcoming experience for

Strides in Accessibility at the New York Transit Museum

on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 12:39pm

Photos and captions courtesy of the New York Transit Museum

Whether you're five or sixty-five years old, there's something just plain exciting about descending into an old subway station and finding yourself in a transportation time capsule. That's the New York Transit Museum. It's housed in a 1936 IND Court Street Station in the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights and is a place where people, young and old, can immerse themselves in the history of New York's public transportation.

On the upper platform of the old station, you can test out all the different kinds of turnstiles that have been

Get connected with the Museum Access Consortium!

on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 8:21pm

Welcome to our new blog! For those of you who are new to the Museum Access Consortium , we’re a network of museum professionals and members of the disability community who are dedicated to improving accessibility at cultural institutions for people of all abilities. For more than a decade, we’ve provided opportunities for museum professionals to share their best practices and learn from one another. To learn more about how you can improve accessibility at your cultural institution, get connected with MAC for information, support, and ideas in any or all of the following ways:

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