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Cassie Herschel-Shorland Access and Museum Design

Within this website, the following terms are used; they do not constitute a full dictionary definition.

Inclusive design: involves creating spaces that :

  • are accessible and easy to use with dignity;
  • reflect the diversity of people in our society
  • offer flexibility, equality and choice.

Intellectual access: Making the environments, information and interpretation available and easy to understand through a variety of design and communication methods and styles.

Sensory access: Making environments and information accessible through use of different senses such as hearing, vision, smell, touch and taste.

Physical access: Design of environments, buildings, spaces and places that everyone can use.

Interpret/interpretation: Communication to bring meaning to a subject, object or heritage site, enhancing visitor appreciation and promoting better understanding..

Illustrate/illustration: Make clear by examples or to explain by drawings or pictures.