Experiencing the museum: deaf visitors

Date

From 20 September 2016 to 21 September 2016

Place

Garage Education Center
Experiencing the museum: deaf visitorsExperiencing the museum: deaf visitors

DESCRIPTION

This training course will be devoted to making museums accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

What can a museum do to be accessible for hearing impaired visitors? This training course invites museum staff to look into the key challenges that deaf and hard of hearing visitors face in museums and discuss ways of helping them overcome these difficulties, drawing on Russian and international experience.  

On the first day of the training course, the group will focus specifically on the deaf community in order to learn about the history of Russian Sign Language, the way deaf people perceive information, and different concepts of disability. At the end of the first day, Garage’s Department of Inclusive Programs and invited experts will present the first contemporary art dictionary in Russian Sign Language, developed in collaboration with RSL native speakers. The second day will be devoted to the practical aspects of working with hearing impaired visitors, which will be important in developing programs for the deaf and hard of hearing in Russian museums. Participants will also discuss some of the successful programs implemented in British, American and Dutch museums.

how to take part

Free admission with advance registration.
The course will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.

REGISTRATION

Schedule

Guests arrive, Introduction

Date
September 20, Tuesday
Time
11:00–12:00
Place
Garage Education Center

Deafhood. Medical, social and cultural models of understanding disability

Date
September 20, Tuesday
Time
12:00–13:00
Place
Garage Education Center

Russian Sign Language (RSL) and cued speech. The history of sign language in Russia and abroad

Date
September 20, Tuesday
Time
13:00–14:00
Place
Garage Education Center

Museum programs for deaf visitors. Case studies from the Netherlands, Russia, the USA and the UK

Date
September 20, Tuesday
Time
15:00–18:00
Place
Garage Education Center

Launch of the Russian Sign Language dictionary of contemporary art

Date
September 20, Tuesday
Time
18:30–19:00
Place
Garage Education Center