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The most important idea while creating the webpages was to make them accessible to all visitors. The pages therefore provide a wide spectrum of possibilities, depending on one's personal preferences. All texts are written in a large font, and the size of the letters can be adjusted to your own desires. You can also chose between six different page backgrounds. The entire webpage content is available in audio form, also.
Equal attention was paid to the accessibility of our permanent exhibition. The museum exhibition is completely accessible to the disabled. From the museum entrance to the information desk and further through the exhibition, floor tactile stripes lead you, thus facilitating the movement to the visually impaired. A relief tactile map is on the information desk and it will help you to get acquainted with the space, its organization and the content. Introductory labels for each unit of the exhibition as well as labels explaining individual objects are printed in a large font for the partially sighted and in Braille for the blind visitors and are placed in a way to be easily read by fingers. The exhibited photographs are enlarged, whereas the objects available for touching are replicas of the originals. Documentary feature film “One day in the National Institute for the Education of the Blind Children” and three documentaries about blind sculptors Remzija Gjumišić, Sanja Fališevac and Ivan Ferlan are subtitled in order for the visitors with hearing impairments to be able to enjoy them. All the exhibited objects are in the height available to the visitors in wheel chair.
The permanent exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in large black print, a guide through the exhibition in large print and in Braille as well as an audio guide through the exhibition. All those wanting to know more not only about the museum, but also about the visual impairment, can find all the information they want in the computers with the contents adjusted for the partially sighted. The museum also possesses Braille display with a speech unit where all the information about the museum can be found.
Unfortunately, although it had been planed, we have not yet been able to make accessible the entrance and the elevator of the museum building. It is a job that still awaits us.