Is your institution colour blind ready?

An Australian museum is making sure it offers an inclusive experience for vision impaired audiences.
Sight impaired man in gallery

In December last year, the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and US company EnChroma announced that EnChroma Colour Blind Glasses would be offered to anyone who required them, when visiting the celebrated French museum.

The collaboration was a first in France, enabling vision impaired visitors to have a full gallery experience. However, Pompidou was not the first to do so. The EnChroma Colour Accessibility Program has been introduced to nearly 200 public institutions globally (including libraries, schools and universities), with around 80 major museums offering the colour ‘correcting’ visitor experience.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina