Prefecture Museum of Modern Art strives for Deaf friendly environment

The Deaf/deaf participants discuss what they felt inconvenient in the workshop held in the Tokushima Modern Art Museum.

March 20, 2014

The Tokushima Modern Art Museum in western Japan is tackling in order to be as an institution where persons with disabilities may also appreciate arts freely.

Aiming at developing a Deaf friendly environment, the museum began an art appreciation tour with sign-language interpreting for the first time in 2012, and held the workshop to get an opinion from Deaf/deaf visitors  in February, this year.

Although the art appreciation tour with sign-language interpreting was successful, there was an opinion from the Deaf/deaf visitors; "We wanted to feel free to ask anything such as work description, etc."

In the workshop, 16 persons who were either Deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing attended, and shared the opinion about what they would think inconvenient in the museum.

The art museum is examining putting the board for written communication and writing materials on a receptionist out of the opinions which came out in the workshop.

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