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Tillgänglighet, en förmån eller en avlägsenhet?: tillgänglighet för synskadade på museer och förmedling av arkeologi
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Availability, a benefit or a remoteness? : accessibility for the Visually Impaired in museums and communication of archeology (English)
Abstract [en]

This bachelor thesis brings up a discussion about museums availability and access to thearchaeological display objects towards blind and visually impaired visitors. The study phasewill take start in analyzing four museums in south Sweden, all which have exhibitions aboutthe prehistory.Visually impaired and blind visitors don’t have a lot to go on at the current exhibitions aboutprehistory. This is because of the lack of access and availability when it comes to their specialneed. To raise awareness to this problem I took out a survey for the museums to answer. I alsovisited two of the exhibitions to make my own opinion of the museums public areas; such asthe entrance, hallway and the exhibition area. Things I looked out for were Braille, audioguides and objects to touch.The sense to touch is of most importance for visually impaired and blind to create an image ofan object. Because of this I discuss the ability for an exhibition where most of the objects areexposed to all visitors to be touched. An exposure of archaeological object to benefit needsfor visually impaired is an important discussion towards the management of thearchaeological display objects, which leads the study towards replicas and experimentalarchaeology.The conclusion was that it is quite possible to design and customize an archaeologicalexhibition for the visually impaired by factors like; reconstructed objects, route marker fororientation, Braille and audio guides with well rendered image descriptions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Intermediation, availability, archaeological exhibition, visually impaired, disabilities, replicas
Keyword [sv]
Förmedling, tillgänglighet, arkeologisk utställning, synskadade, funktionshinder, repliker
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-203120OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-203120DiVA: diva2:635111
Subject / course
Archaeology (HGO)
Educational program
International Archaeology Programme (HGO)
Available from: 2013-08-15 Created: 2013-07-02 Last updated: 2013-08-15Bibliographically approved

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