The Huntsville Museum of Art is excited to announce the Accessible Art Works (AAW), a program developed by the Education Department in collaboration with people with disabilities. HMA is committed to advancing a diverse and inclusive space and community by creating and implementing accessibility initiatives. We believe art and public spaces should be accessible to all. AAW represents an AAW-some opportunity to support this objective.
To date, AAW comprises two programs: one for people with vision impairment, low vision or blindness; one for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each session will allow an assistant or companion to attend with the workshop participant. The Accessible Art Program gives one the opportunity to experience a docent-led private tour of specific art pieces from a current exhibit. AAW sessions are offered on a monthly basis year-round.
The sessions for the Blind/Low Vision will be verbally descriptive and contain tactile components, followed by an art-making session. The sessions for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing will have an ASL Qualified Interpreter during the tour.
We are pleased to offer Accessible Art Works free of charge to participants and a companion, thanks to a generous grant from the Lowe Foundation and a partnership with the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB).