New resources from La Mirada Tàctil for the International Day of People with Disabilities

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which was celebrated last December 3, the program The Tactile Look of the Network of Local Museums of the Diputació de Barcelona expands accessible resources for the visit of people with sensory, physical or cognitive disabilities. L’Enrajolada, Casa Museu Santacana, the Vicenç Ros Municipal Museum and the Muxart Espai d’Art i Creació Contemporanis de Martorell have been incorporating tactile points, relief reproductions of some works and informative capsules in various languages.

One of the highlights of this year is that the videos with an interpreter in Catalan sign language (LSC) and subtitles for deaf orally deaf people have been updated in the permanent exhibition of Muxart, Espai d’Art i Creació Contemporanis de Museums of Martorell.

In the physical resources section, La Mirada Tàctil completes face-to-face visits with the collaboration of the ONCE Catalunya Library Service for the publication of guides for visitors with visual impairments and blindness with macro characters, printing in Braille and the sheets and objects in relief. There are currently 29 permanent exhibitions including the museum’s heritage and this year Espai Muxart de Martorell has joined the list of facilities that already have these materials.

The Tactile View of the Local Museum Network (XML) was launched in 2007 by the Cultural Heritage Office of the Barcelona Provincial Council. The aim is to make museums a space for everyone, sensitive to inequalities and to compensate for the communication difficulties of those groups that are often underrepresented.

Through this project, the Cultural Heritage Office develops several actions to adapt and make accessible through physical and digital resources the contents of the permanent exhibitions of the equipment of the XML, made up of 64 museums from 51 municipalities, among them the Museums de Martorell, as well as the itinerant exhibitions produced together with the museums.

Since 2007, the Cultural Heritage Office has been developing the Tactile Look program focused on new approaches to museum content through tactile, auditory, sound, olfactory resources and the use of both new technologies and resources analogues to guarantee access to groups with disabilities. In these times it has been possible to verify how the solutions of this program enrich the visit of all users, favoring experiences and more personal and emotional experiences of the heritage.

This program of the Provincial Council of Barcelona responds to the Sustainable Development Goal (ODS) number 10 ‘Reduction of inequalities’. The 17 SDGs were proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2015 and are part of the global agenda for 2030. The Diputació de Barcelona assumes compliance and deploys its action to support governments premises of the province in accordance with these ODS.

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