What You See: Visual Accessibility in Museums and Archives

      Museums and archives are cultural institutions that should be accessible to all members of society, regardless of race, class, gender, sex, religion, or disability. Public institutions do not exclude anyone from entering, yet people with visual impairments cannot easily experience those institutions’ contents. If public institutions wish to reach all members of society, accessibility is key. This is especially important for nationally accredited museums and archives, who must follow museum standards for accessibility to maintain their accreditation. Lighting, digitization, and media are all issues that affect accessibility in museums and archives.

 

 

Credits

Objects provided by Dr. Marsh's History 787 graduate class at the University of South Carolina