Universal Design in North American Museums with Hands-on Science Exhibits: A Survey

September 1st, 2004 | RESEARCH

This paper describes a 2002 study conducted by Steve Tokar that was the first of its kind to evaluate universal design practice among North American museums with hands-on science exhibits. Tokar investigated the following questions: (1) For which audiences do museum exhibit professionals think their exhibitions are accessible?; (2) What is the current level of institutional commitment to creating exhibits that are universally designed and accessible for visitors with disabilities?; (3) Which areas need improvement?; and (4) Where have we succeeded? Evaluation methodologies, key findings, and conclusions are summarized.


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Steve Tokar, Author
Visitor Studies Association, Publisher


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies Today
Volume: 7
Number: 3
Page(s): 6

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Access and Inclusion: People with Disabilities
Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits