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The Museum Life

The Museum Life

Friday at 7 AM Pacific

November 15th 2013:Moving Beyond Physical Accessibility

Museums should be places of learning for all people and many museums have designed, redesigned or rebuilt their facilities to be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Museums develop exhibits with certain disabilities in mind and also offer programs for blind, deaf and physically challenged individuals. But how far have museums come in terms of understanding the needs of emotionally or intellectually challenged populations? And what happens when the needs of one population are in conflict with another? How does a museum find balance? And is balance even the right goal? Paul

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Paul Gabriel

Paul Gabriel is a teacher and educational consultant with None and the American Alliance of Museums. He is based in the San Francisco Bay area.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2245/the-museum-life The Museum Life https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2245/the-museum-life Museums should be places of learning for all people and many museums have designed, redesigned or rebuilt their facilities to be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Museums develop exhibits with certain disabilities in mind and also offer programs for blind, deaf and physically challenged individuals. But how far have museums come in terms of understanding the needs of emotionally or intellectually challenged populations? And what happens when the needs of one population are in conflict with another? How does a museum find balance? And is balance even the right goal? Paul Gabriel has been a pioneer in examining how museum exhibits support the needs of people with common learning disabilities and bringing this issue to the attention of the field. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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