experiencing a museum like a visually impaired person might in Chile

One of the best ways to be sensitive towards individuals with disabilities is through first-hand experience.

Colleagues from our office in Chile met with the Cultural Centre Gabriela Mistral (GAM) in Santiago to experience a museum as a person with visual disabilities. They were blindfolded and walked close to each other, moving through different places within the centre, settling down in one place where an art representation would start and they would hear music and sounds (such as birds, rain, and wind) and even felt some raindrops. After a while, they took off the blindfold and saw a mural that represents scenery of the south of Chile. This environment was created by a group of visually impaired people who represented their perception of the mural.

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