Access at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Access at The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes all visitors and affirms its commitment to offering programs and services that are accessible to everyone. For more information: http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/accessibility/
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09/30/2019
DESIGN CAREER FAIR FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH AUTISM AND OTHER FORMS OF NEURODIVERSITY | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Join Cooper Hewitt for the design event of the year!

During the Design Career Fair, teens, young adults, and emerging designers with Autism and other forms of neurodiversity are invited to speak with designers and creative companies about future professional opportunities. Learn more at the link below.

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/event/design-career-fair-for-young-adults-with-autism-and-other-forms-of-neurodiversity-10-15-2019/

During the Design Career Fair, teens, young adults, and emerging designers with Autism and other forms of neurodiversity are invited to speak with designers and creative companies about future professional opportunities and inclusive hiring programs. Participants will learn about design careers, imp...

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and New York University’s Ability Project are embarking on a project to tackle the ...
09/20/2019
Sensory Tools Project

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and New York University’s Ability Project are embarking on a project to tackle the inherent accessibility challenges faced by museums that interpret historic sites.Their three-year project will focus on developing a free, digital publication titled Sensory Tools, which will outline a series of design processes and solutions that take into consideration a range of needs related to visitor movement, vision, hearing, range of motion, cognitive comprehension and sensory experiences

For more information on how to apply to their Core Working Group, visit the link below:
https://sites.google.com/view/sensory-tools-project/home

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and New York University’s Ability Project are embarking on a project to tackle the inherent accessibility challenges faced by museums that interpret historic sites. This three-year project will focus on developing a free, digital publication titled Sensory Tool...

For aspiring musicians, music educators, teachers of those who are blind and visually impaired, or anyone interested in ...
09/19/2019

For aspiring musicians, music educators, teachers of those who are blind and visually impaired, or anyone interested in helping people with vision loss - The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School will be hosting a workshop in collaboration with The New York Public Library to teach the principles of braille music code, developed by Louis Braille himself!

This event is free, call 315-842-4489 to register.

For more information:
https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2019/10/18/braille-music-workshop-part-one

Image description: an image of a sheet of printed music next to an image of a finger moving over printed braille.

Meet Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii! Carved by American sculptor Randolph Rogers in 1859, this marble figure si...
09/17/2019

Meet Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii! Carved by American sculptor Randolph Rogers in 1859, this marble figure sits at 54 x 25 1/4 x 37 inches in The Met's American Wing. Gift of James Douglas, 1899.

More info: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11951

Image description: Marble sculpture depicting a woman from the waist up, with her eyes closed and a hand raised to her ear.

Join us for an access program at The Met this fall! More information at the link below.https://www.metmuseum.org/learn/v...
09/17/2019

Join us for an access program at The Met this fall! More information at the link below.
https://www.metmuseum.org/learn/visitors-with-disabilities

Image description: A child sits next to an adult, both are holding cups to their noses to engage with scent during a multi-sensory program.

Explore the connections between art and science by experimenting with different techniques during The Met's Maker Lab Fr...
08/14/2019
Maker Lab (Ages 12–14)

Explore the connections between art and science by experimenting with different techniques during The Met's Maker Lab Fridays! Use science, technology, and engineering to discover more about art and artists in The Met collection. Open to ages 12–14 on Fridays from October 4 through December 6, 2019, from 4–6 pm.

This is a drop-off program, and registration is required. Classes are limited to 20 children. For questions, contact [email protected] or call 212-570-3961.

https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-creates/childrens-classes/maker-lab/maker-lab-fall-2019

The image features two children drawing geometric shapes with pencil and orange stencils.

Explore the connections between art and science while experimenting with different techniques. Create using science, technology, and engineering to discover more about art and artists.   This is a drop-off program; however, interested adults are welcome to attend.   Fridays, October 4–December...

"That is the salient point about all these initiatives: they benefit everyone, staff and visitors alike...Training and a...
07/23/2019
Autism in Museums: a revolution in the making

"That is the salient point about all these initiatives: they benefit everyone, staff and visitors alike...Training and awareness for staff often impact life outside the work environment and benefit society as a whole."

To learn more about the resources at The Met for visitors on the Autism Spectrum, visit the link below:
https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/access/visitors-with-developmental-and-learning-disabilities/for-visitors-with-autism-spectrum-disorders

The image features two children looking through a window at an outer-space landscape at a sensory-friendly exhibition at the Science Museum in London.

https://www.aam-us.org/2019/07/16/autism-in-museums-a-revolution-in-the-making/

As we work to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility among museum audiences and in the workplace, we need to attend to the needs of neurodiverse visitors and employees. In today’s …

"Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple's values. These new options help fill a significant ga...
07/18/2019
Guide dog and wheelchair user among new emojis

"Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple's values. These new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard."

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-48989950

The image displayed features three emojis, a woman signing that she is deaf, a seeing eye dog, and a woman in a motorized wheelchair.

The Emojis have been released by Apple and Android to better represent disabled people.

07/17/2019

In celebration of the Museum’s 150th anniversary, The Met is developing Met Stories, a year-long, video web series that presents personal, compelling stories of individuals’ experiences with The Met. We are seeking a diverse range of candidates to be filmed sharing stories of time they've spent in the Museum, as well as their reflections on the broader impact of art on their lives. We invite you to submit a story proposal, or nominate someone at the link below. The deadline for submissions is September 1st!

https://airtable.com/shrUt6PID2ct1nrK9

If you have questions, please contact [email protected]

The Met is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with “Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Ph...
07/03/2019
Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

The Met is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with “Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography” opening TODAY. On display are more than 170 photographs, plus drawings, prints, paintings, films, video art, astronomical instruments, and cameras used by Apollo astronauts—from the dawn of photography to today. http://met.org/apollosmuse

Explore this exhibit with the Discoveries program:
https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-creates/visitors-disabilities/discoveries/over-the-moon?&eid=A001_%7bB821DFC8-E5B5-4511-906C-5DDA9A015713%7d_20190415165127

Or through a verbal imaging tour:
https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/access/visitors-who-are-blind-or-partially-sighted

For more information, visit our website: metmuseum.org/access

The images displayed below depict the exhibition’s title: “Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography” over an image of an astronaut on the moon. Also displayed are two photogravures of the moon, cropped in and showing the craters on the surface, as well as a page from a book featuring two wax drawings of the moon.

05/24/2019
#MetKids—How Do We Make Art at The Met?

We are so proud to be sharing this video about some of the young artists who participate in the Discoveries program here at The Met. For three months their works of art were exhibited in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. Thank you to Skyla Choi, Emily Sun and Sandra Jackson-Dumont for making this video happen. Brief description: the video features Sandra jackson-Dumont, The Met's chairman of Education interviewing first Ian in front of his artwork at The Met Uris Center for Education and Russel and Graham who are twin brothers. Footage of the opening reception, people drawing, close upa on the works of art can be seen throughout. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/videos/MetKids-How-Do-We-Make-Art-at-The-Met

Kids and families in the Discoveries program are celebrating thirty years of making art at The Met, and the halls are packed with young artists. Meet Ian, Graham, and Russell, with special guest reporter Sandra Jackson-Dumont!

04/16/2019
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This morning, in partnership with Access Coordination at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, we are excited to welcome back future guide dog Sunny and his trainer Olivia to the Museum! Today, watch as Sunny performs a blindfold test in order to assess his fundamental skills in a building.

The Access Champions Podcast
08/23/2018

The Access Champions Podcast

This week we have a special mini-interview with Marie Clapot from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yorkl and Eliza Douglas from The Art of Fragrance. We chat about the revolutionary exhibit The Art of Scent and the potential impact including scent in exhibits could have in creating a holistic experience for individuals with vision loss and other disabilities. Also this week Lew Michaels chimes back in with another Points To Ponder segment that caps our coverage of this year’s The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts VSA LEAD Conference.

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LEAD Conference: https://goo.gl/U9DEEq
Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/
The Art of Fragrance: http://www.elizadouglas.com/
The Art of Scent Exhibit: https://madmuseum.org/exhibition/art-scent

Check all the great things access assets are doing all over the USA and the world
08/11/2018

Check all the great things access assets are doing all over the USA and the world

This week we have mini-episode! It’s a cute, mini, adorable, accessible look at the upcoming The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts LEAD Conference hosted by VSA. We take a first look at the sessions and go over why #AccessNerdCamp is my favorite time of year!

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08/02/2018
Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility

https://www.facebook.com/VSAInternational/videos/2024320804245796/

You may have heard the saying, 'beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.' But in some cases - it may be in the hands of the holder. One example is the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which offers free, special tours for the blind or the partially sighted. They include both guided touch tours and verbal imaging tours. Elena Wolf spoke with one of the museum's guides, Emilie Gossiaux, an artist, who also happens to be blind. Anna Rice narrates her report.

https://www.voanews.com/a/4498749.html

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