Braille in the MuseumBy Vermeij, Geerat J.; Braille Monitor, Vol. 52, No. 9
Publication Date: October 2009
Article describes assistive technology that makes exhibits in a Swedish museum accessible to visitors with visual impairments. Nordiska Museet in Stockholm, a national museum which exhibits artifacts of Swedish culture and tradition, provides a self guided recorded audio tour in five languages, including English, and a variety of touchable objects on display. Throughout the museum, clear Braille signs identify objects and accompany detailed raised illustrations produced on thick plastic stock which, when lifted up, reveal Braille text describing the illustration and placing it in the context of the overall display. The author contends that Nordiska Museet should serve as a model of accessibility to the visually impaired to be adopted by museums everywhere.
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
Link to text: http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/bm/bm09/bm0909/bm090909.htm
Link to audio: https://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Audio/Braille_Monitor/2009/October/09_Braille_In_The_Museum.mp3