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    Cultural Inclusion

    Help the Museum of Science Improve Exhibits!

    August 11 - 21, 2012

    Posted Tuesday August 07 2012 at 5:37 pm.
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    A message from the Museum of Science:

    The Museum of Science needs your help in accessibility-related exhibit evaluation!  We are currently gathering feedback about several of our new exhibits in order to improve the museum experience for visitors with disabilities.  Scheduled for this testing are exhibits about energy conservation, the science of Pixar, and health & human biology.

    We are seeking visitors with a range of disabilities (including, but not limited to, sensory, physical, and cognitive disabilities) to help us test these prototypes.  Interested participants will come to the Museum of Science, interact with several different exhibit components, and give feedback and suggestions to exhibit developers and members of the Research and Evaluation department.  This feedback will be integrated into the components as they undergo revisions.  We have found that this type of testing improves the exhibits for not only visitors with disabilities, but for all of our visitors.

    Testing will take place from August 11-21, 2012.  You can come to the Museum for a 1-2 hour time slot on any day during that time, including weekend days.  Feel free to bring guests, especially people who would normally visit the Museum with you. Some of the exhibits are group activities.  After the testing, you are welcome to explore the rest of the exhibit halls on your own.  Parking and admission will also be free for you and your visiting group members.  ASL interpretation will be provided for participants if requested.

    If you are interested, please contact Catherine Lussenhop at clussenhop@mos.org or 617-589-4435 with the following information:

    • Name
    • Description of disability (your own or your group members')
    • Description of your group  (How many people?  Approximate ages?)
    • When you would prefer to visit  (Indicate 1-2 hour time block between August 11-21)
    • Any other requests or important information we should know

    One comment

    I am very interested in the new exhibits. I am a teacher assistant with the severely disabled. Some of the children I work with are autistic; blind; non-behalf and in wheelchairs; I will be able to give input on how it is effective for those unable to express. Thank you for this opportunity. Bobbi - August 17 2012

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