Creating Access: Practical Exercises
- Always have an attitude of respect.
- Don’t make assumptions about what a person can or cannot do.
- Ask before giving assistance.
- Honor individual preferences and opinions among people with disabilities.
- Using the information from this training, invite people who are visually impaired to a training and brainstorm solutions/approaches to the following situations.
In the Lobby
You see a person who is blind or visually impaired standing in the lobby of the museum, looking lost or uncertain where to go. What do you do?
At the Membership desk
A visitor who is blind and his/her companion approach the membership desk, and would like to become members. At the end of the application process, you need a signature from the person who is blind. What do you do?
At the coat check
There is a person with a service animal waiting at the coat check. What do you do?
On a tour or in an art making project
You have one blind student in your class and you are working on a project to make a pyramid for your Egyptian art tour. What do you do?
In the Cafeteria
You bring a tour to the museum cafeteria for refreshments, and there is a self-serve beverage station. How can the blind visitor in your tour get a drink? A companion may serve him or her the drink. But how can you make the self-serve beverage accessible so that the person with a visual impairment may serve a drink for herself or, for example, her young child? What do you do?
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