Institute’s trainings, workshops and working groups are customized for each institution and museum, and conducted in person. The Institute also makes this content available as online self-study units for professionals. All the Institute’s online materials are accessible with the free membership.

For more information regarding Institute's training and specialized tools such as recorded verbal descriptions and tacticle diagrams and maps, please contact us: or by phone at 212 334 8720.

Level I Trainings

These on-site trainings can be adapted for specialized groups including educators, curators, docents, administrators, trustees, security, visitor services, and exhibit, web, and graphic designers.

Level II Trainings

Advanced trainings are available in the following areas.

Working Groups

For museum professionals who attended Level I courses, we offer on-site or tele-conference working groups. This content is also available as self-study units.

Customized Resources for Educators

Institute staff can provide these specialized services to your institution.

Accessibility Survey and Assessment Tools

Art Beyond Sight Certificate

Awarded by Institute Staff and Advisors, the Art Beyond Sight Certificate recognizes the high standards of a museum’s programs for people with disabilities. To qualify, a museum must have successfully completed the Institute’s Museum Programmatic Accessibility Evaluation, showing that its programs and tours for people with vision loss and other disabilities met the same standards and objectives as the programs for visitors without disabilities.

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