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Worcester Art Museum (WAM): Accessibility Assessment

Welcome to our page! During our interactive qualifying project we worked in collaboration with the Worcester Art Museum to identify ways to improve  visitor experience at the museum. Specifically, we focused on providing recommendations to improve museum accessibility for people with physical disabilities or impairments.

Project Sponsor: Worcester Art Museum

The Worcester Art Museum, founded in 1898, is a hidden gem within the city of Worcester. It is home to more than 35,000 works of art that represent over 50 centuries of diverse cultures and creativity. The Museum was among the first to showcase photographs as fine art,as well as Monet paintings. Check out their website here

Student Researchers

Bryan Toribio, Mikayla Pasciuto, and Caylee Chunga.

Our Project

The goal of our project is to provide recommendations to the Worcester Art Museum in order to increase the level of accessibility to people with disabilities. The recommendations we provide will also be tailored to increase the overall experience to visitors of the Museum so that they can have a more enjoyable experience.

Goals and Objectives

To provide the best recommendations suited for the Museum, we developed the following objectives:

1.) Educate ourselves on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and its Amendments, and identify relevant/applicable building standards.

2.) Identify potential areas to improve visitor experience.

3.) Assess the Worcester Art Museum’s level of compliance with the building standards identified in Objective 1.

4.) Identify what similar institutions have done to become more accessible.

5.) Develop recommendations for the Worcester Art Museum to help increase their level of accessibility.

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