► John Duvall (Docent, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH)
► Dani Moran (The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, OH)
► Karen Hakel (Docent, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH)
► Mary Anne Muller (Docent, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH)
► The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio and The Ability Center
The seminar called “touch tours” for the IVLA conference at TMA was designed to give the attendees an introduction to the main ideas and implementation of adding tours specifically designed for vision-impaired guests. The seminar will be broken into three segments:
Introduction/overview-highlights the importance of this program and its ties to visual literacy. It will also break down the process of how to approach adding touch tours into an already existing library of tours.
Sensitivity training – a discussion of how to correctly and professionally engage and lead a sight-impaired person through a tour.
Audience engagement – audience members are asked to participate in a sight-impaired activity where different approaches are used to help them appreciate art that they cannot see visually.
This presentation was recorded November 6, 2014 during the 47th International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) conference at the Toledo Museum of Art by WGTE Public Media.