Museo Tiflológico throws “Do not touch” signs out of the window
Most museums offer entirely visual experiences with firm restrictions not to touch any pieces of art. Museo Tiflológico in Madrid, however, has turned that concept completely upside down. The museum was inaugurated in 1992 by ONCE, the National Organization of the Spanish Blind, designed to provide a fulfilling museum experience for the visually impaired. The museum exhibits world famous monuments and pieces of art for visitors to explore by touching and feeling.
The museum gets its name from the Greek word “Typhlós” meaning blind. Many of the pieces on display are made by blind or visually impaired artists and created with vivid saturated tones and raised details for increased interpretation. At the museum, visitors can explore miniature models of world monuments including the Rome Colosseum, as well as a range of devices used to aid the visually impaired throughout history.
Museo Tiflológico provides an equitable visitor experience for the visually impaired (11.7)
Museo Tiflológico creates an inclusive social enviroment for the visually impaired (10.2)
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