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Program for Visitors with Disabilities

Parsons Expo

Drop in and share your feedback!

Meet students from Parsons The New School for Design and learn more about their assistive technology projects specially designed to make Museum galleries more accessible to all visitors.

The student designs include:

  • Redesigning the Met's website to make it an immersive experience on par with attending the Museum in person, optimized for people with low vision who use screen readers.
  • Detailed mapping of the Museum, which allows people whose visits are limited by mobility issues to plan out a route to everything they want to see as well as such necessities as ramps, bathrooms, and quiet corners to rest. The app also helps visitors choose routes with sensory issues in mind, indicating spaces that are less noisy or have natural light.
  • Multisensory, tactile objects that allow people with impaired vision to experience works of painting, photography, or other two-dimensional visual art.
  • Devices that track the eye movements of people with cognitive disabilities like autism as they view works of art, to help understand their experience of the piece and foster meaningful experiences for all Met visitors through individual and collective participation of art viewing.

Free; Museum admission not required

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Contact Us

The Museum welcomes comments and suggestions about how we might continue to improve our programs for visitors with disabilities. Please call 212-650-2010, email us, or write to us at:

Access and Community Programs
Education Department
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198

Program Support

Access programs are made possible by .

Generous support also provided by the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Estate of Doris Alperdt, Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust, Charles Bloom Foundation, Allene Reuss Memorial Trust, The Ceil & Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation, Jane B. Wachsler, The J.M. Foundation, Estate of Susan B. Rich, Estate of Isabel Bedrosian, The Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Charitable Trust, and gifts in memory of Jay Budin.