The Art of Sound

20170318_142913The Musée de la Musique in Paris is 20 years old this year! My children were in primary school when we attended the opening. Nowadays, we only go for performances at the Amphitheatre or Salle des Concerts in the same building. I took my now adult son back to the museum recently to see how it has evolved in terms of accessibility.
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Louvre Museum Event

 

louvre museum with diabilitesThe second annual Accessibility Week at the Louvre Museum raises public awareness of its commitment to making the museum more accessible and more welcoming to visitors of all ages and abilities. Beginning on Wednesday January 25, 2017 Continue reading

La Piscine

Water is undoubtably as fascinating as it is necessary to all earth’s creatures. Many autistics, like our son, are particularly drawn to bodies of water, mesmerized by rain, even obsessed with appliances that use water. Although this attraction requires vigilance from his caretaker Continue reading

Neurocosmopolite

Art performance, RISD 2014 Elisa Palluau

photo courtesy of the artist Elisa Mae Palluau

Designing the built environment to be inclusive of all ages and abilities is a relatively recent concept. Barrier-free architecture, when I was a college student, referred to building construction standards mostly for people with physical handicaps. Currently, accessibility guidelines encompass multisensory accommodations for a range of physical and mental abilities. Yet, it is often the social barriers Continue reading