Museums and exhibitions
MoMA: Disability equality training resources
MoMA is committed to disability equality, and they work to remove physical, programmatic, and attitudinal barriers within the Museum. At the core of this work are disability equality workshops, in which staff reflect on their own experiences, and learn to identify and transform language, attitudes, and behaviors that negatively impact visitors with disabilities. The MoMa Museum training resources include for example many videos.
Museum training resources (moma.org)
An ethical approach to interpreting disability and difference
The Wellcome Collection and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries have put together a document outlining an ethical approach to interpreting disability and difference. Published in 2020.
An ethical approach to interpreting disability and difference [PDF, 377kb]
An ethical approach to interpreting disability and difference [DOCX]
Words Matter - An Unfinished Guide to Words Choices in the Cultural Sector
Research publication on potentially sensitive words in the museum sector. Composed by the National Museum for World Cultures (Tropenmuseum, Afrikamuseum, Museum Volkenkunde, Wereldmuseum) (The Netherlands). Published in 2018.
Words Matter (issuu.com, not in accessible form)
Pictures painted in Words - ADLAB Audio Description guidelines
ADLAB is a three-year (2011-2014) project on audiodescription (AD).One of its aims was to design reliable and consistent guidelines for the practice of AD.
Pictures painted in Words - ADLAB Audio Description guidelines (link to adlabproject.eu)
Open Doors DVD, an International Guide to Improve Access to Culture
Open Doors DVD is an illustrative tool to improve accessibility and user friendliness of cultural heritage sites. The guide addresses extensively eight sections of accessibility. The examples are especially from cultural heritage sites. Published 2007.