Accessible guided visits to Museum boosts accessible tourism in Spain

Europe, June 26 2013

MADRID: In addition to the services and facilities designed to enable the public to visit the museum at their own pace, the Reina Sofía Museum also offers a program of guided visits for people with vision or hearing disabilities.

Visitors in the courtyard in the Reina Sofía National Art Museum in Madrid Photo credit: Turespaña

Visitors in the courtyard in the Reina Sofía National Art Museum in Madrid Photo credit: Turespaña

For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, the museum organizes regular visits to the collection and the temporary exhibitions with the service of interpreters of Spanish Sign Language (LSE), and with magnetic induction loops.

For visitors who are blind or low vision, in addition to the tactile tour entitled “The Museum by Hand” which explores some of the most representative sculptures of the 20th century accompanied by an instructor; there is also a descriptive visit entitled “Guernica”, specifically design for this type of public and which revisits the artistic avant-garde movements and the 1930s.

Source: Spanish Culture

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