The MACBA Foundation collaborates with the MACBA’s Accessibility Programme

The MACBA Foundation collaborates with the MACBA’s Accessibility Programme

Fecha de inicio: 
17 May 2018

 

The MACBA Foundation collaborates with the museum by providing resources to develop an Accessibility Programme, which includes guided visits adapted to groups with hearing, physical and visual disabilities, and since this year with intellectual disabilities and special education schools too.


The Museum's Accessibility Program also includes a booklet with large characters and Braille, tactile reproductions of artworks from the MACBA Collection to be touched, a hand-held dossier with tactile relief sheets, a Braille location map and showcases at a height adapted to the visualization of the visitor in a wheelchair.

In addition, in 2017 the museum has presented some innovations and improvements:
 
  • New accessible exhibition "MACBA Collection. Beneath the surface
  • New resources available to the visitor: individual magnetic loops that reduce unwanted background noise for hearing impaired people with hearing aids, in order to listen better the guide; and folding chairs on all floors of the museum.
  • The museum has presented a programme of guided visits adapted to groups with intellectual disabilities and special education schools.

From the conviction that art should act as an engine of reflection and social transformation, MACBA promotes an accessibility programme not only with the desire to promote access to contemporary art for all groups, but also with the desire to welcome and articulate new debates and critical junctures in the field of art and functional diversity.

Accessibility Project thanks to the support of Repsol Foundation.