Interpretation for All Populations
Questions to consider when you are designing interpretive displays/exhibits:
- Mobility Impaired:
- If exhibits are provided, can a wheelchair approach them?
- Are exhibits, signs, and labels at 65" (maximum) and 54" (minimum) at reading level?
- Are horizontal exhibits (maps, models, etc.) at 30" (minimum) and 49" (maximum) heights, respectively?
- Are items to be manipulated on exhibits (knobs, buttons):
- Mounted at a maximum height of 48" for a frontal approach?
- Mounted at a maximum height of 54" for a side approach?
- Are tactile objects placed:
- With a 24" reach?
- At a maximum height of 48"?
- At a minimum height of 9"?
- Hearing Impaired:
- If audio exhibits are provided, is information available in print?
- Where is this material located?
- Visually Impaired:
- Is available interpretive information for displays/exhibits provided in audio or large-point print (24-point minimum for printed material)?
- Is the service clearly advertised?
- Are exhibits/signs adequately lighted?
- Do exhibits/signs use high contrast colors?
- Do exhibits/signs use non-glare glass?
- Do interpretive labels use maximum contrast (light on dark or vice versa)
- Are interpretive signs raised?
- Are tactile exhibits available?
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