All written information is available in Braille or through audio at The Norwegian Museum of Deaf Culture and History. Photo: Wil Lee-Wright.
Making our museums as accessible as possible requires an inclusive design, which means adapting and improving the way we present our exhibitions. Inclusive designs are physical changes to accommodate mobility impairment, such as elevators, ramps, automatic doors, and parking lots.
It is also about making our presentation more accessible. Texts must be easy to read, with suitable fonts, font sizes, and good lighting. They should also be available in braille or sign language where applicable.
For years MiST has worked using a method called “Mind the Gap”, to make our exhibitions more accessible, closing the gap between content and consumer. Through systematic targeting, trials, and tests, we communicate with the public and learn from feedback, gaining insight into the needs of different groups.