What Museum Guides Need to Know

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Enjoying and being enriched by art is a basic part of a full and productive life for everyone, sighted and visually impaired alike. Many arts organizations have recognized the importance of making art available to all members of society. Through planning and careful effort, they have provided everyone with opportunities to enjoy the arts. What Museum Guides Need to Know: Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Visitors is intended to help other organizations make their facilities and programs readily available to blind and visually impaired people. We hope the material it contains enables museum staff and volunteers to serve the needs of people with visual impairments effectively - and to feel comfortable and confident in doing so. We also hope that the book's appearance encourages museum planners and other personnel to join the many organizations across the country who believe that arts programs should and can be enjoyed by everyone.

Gerda Groff and Laura Gardner
New York: American Foundation for the Blind