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Touching Art Interactive Educational Displays in the Vatican Museums
As the Italian & International Patrons promote projects that focus on making art accessible to all, particularly those with disabilities who otherwise would not be able to participate, we have pledged to support the Touching Art Interactive Educational Displays in the Vatican Museums.
To allow everyone to experience the collection in the Pio Christian Museum, even the blind and visually impaired, the curators have designed a special tactile display that provides resin casts of five chosen works, accompanied by an explanation. Note that the Pio Christian Museum houses the most important collection of Early Christian sculpture in the world.
The tactile displays provide a complete experience that pairs the specially designed text in the information panel (in Italian/English Relief and Braille) with simultaneous tactile exploration of the work using casts. The continuity between the relief image and display panel will make it easy for the visitors to explore and understand the works. There is a suitable reading surface for visitors with impaired color perception, and the relief text will be capitalized in a Sans Serif font to provide easy reading for the blind and visually impaired. Moreover, the Braille text will be inserted into the rear panel with rounded edges, to avoid irritation of the fingertips.
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