Building an Inclusive Museum From the Ground Up

Thursday, August 10, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


The Milwaukee Public Museum strives to make its exhibits, programs, and facilities accessible to all visitors. During this session, the Milwaukee Public Museum staff will walk through their process of building a brand new and inclusive museum from the concept, planning, and implementation of the build. From requesting audio signaled crosswalks to providing adult-sized changing facilities and accessible engagement opportunities, there are many factors to consider when building from the ground up. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions following the presentation.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Dawn Koceja, Community Engagement and Advocacy Officer, Milwaukee Public Museum

Questions for presenters:

1 Will you be discussing effective communication for the blind and visually impaired?
2 It is important to use individuals that have different mobility issues from the community hopefully when you're designing and thinking about components that would be good for people that have special needs.
3 Could you please include accessibility for people with hearing loss, such as 1) neckloops for individual handheld audio exhibit/tour guides, 2) counter hearing loops at service areas, 3) assisted listening systems for auditoriums and conference areas (FM and hearing loops), and 4) captions on all videos (exhibits, social media, marketing trailers)?

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.