Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
Art and Design
Dr. Kevin Hsieh
Dr. Melody Milbrandt
Dr. Melanie Davenport
While I have always loved to go to the art museum I have often found it difficult to convince friends and family to go with me. It seems to be a particularly daunting task for visitors with disabilities and specifically those with vision impairments. This study surveys the accessibility of the programming for visitors with visual impairments at 25 art museums in the United States of America and how they communicate that information to potential visitors. It highlights museums that go beyond what is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and create programming that is enjoyable for all. This study will be a reference to create a more enjoyable experience for all.
Sbarra, Wendy M., "New Ways of Seeing: Examining Musuem Accessibility for Visitors with Vision Impairments" (2012). Art and Design Theses. Paper 121.