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Accessibility of three museums for people with vision impairment in Gorenjska region

Maja Benedičič (2015) Accessibility of three museums for people with vision impairment in Gorenjska region. MSc thesis.

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    Abstract

    The topic of the thesis is accessibility of museums to the people who are blind or visually impaired. Blind people or those with visual impairment go to institutes like these as one of their free time activities, where they can educate and socialise. A great number of exhibitions in museums are designed for people, who can see well, that is why people who are blind or with myopia can experience their visit as less pleasant. The thesis focuses on the accessibility of three museums in Gorenjska region. By going through the literature systematically, we chose some adjustments, which help the museums increase the accessibility of their exhibition area and collections, and arranged them in a grading scale. The scale helped us to evaluate the accessibility of the three chosen museums in Gorenjska. We also wanted to know why museums mostly aren't accessible or adjusted. We researched to what extent the employees of the museums (curators) are informed about working with this kind of population. We also researched the experiences of the people who are blind or with myopia when going to museums and possible reasons for not going there.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: people who are blind or visually impaired, accessibility of museum area and collections, informedness of the employees in museums
    Number of Pages: 43
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Ante Bilić PrcićMentor
    asist. dr. Ingrid Žolgar JerkovičComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10737481)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 3133
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2015 10:38
    Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 18:02
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3133

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