University of Minnesota (Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota)

Log Number: CAGML-247399-OMLS-20

The Weisman Art Museum will address the impact of COVID-19 on the low and no vision/hearing community by creating a suite of tools, resources, and programs to help alleviate the increased experience of isolation and fragmentation. The museum will partner with Vision Loss Resources and the University of Minnesota's Disability Resource Center and Center of Applied and Translational Sensory Science to create resources that convey sight and sound through verbal description tours and digital methods. With the support of an Access Advisory Committee of partners and community members, the museum will conduct research, focus groups, and a needs assessment; develop a prioritized plan of actionable goals; train staff and volunteers; develop a suite of in-person and digital resources; host a symposium; and create interpretive programs in conjunction with an exhibition that examines visual art and visual engagement.