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MG-60-19-0038-19

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$588,882.00
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Museums
Program Categories: 
NLGMuseums-Collections Care & Access

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will partner with New York University's Ability Project to increase the capacity of historic sites to develop rich, sensory-based interpretive experiences that are accessible to visitors with disabilities. The museum will establish a core working group of eight local individuals with disabilities and eight professionals representing historic sites across the United States. The working group will identify accessibility challenges, field test proposed solutions, and periodically convene to review, evaluate and provide recommendations. Other activities will include the development of a graduate-level course at NYU and an exhibition at the museum about the project. The project will produce a digital publication titled Sensory Tools for Interpreting Historic Sites that will offer strategies for increasing visitor engagement through interpretation that is accessible for visitors with disabilities and achievable by historic sites of all sizes.