Access – New York City’s diverse population is not limited to varying cultures, but also to the array of abilities of those individuals who reside here. The Intrepid has aimed to make itself accessible to these audiences and continues its effort today. During the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall exhibition the Museum will offer special programs to accommodate visitors with special needs. (advanced reservations required)
- November 13th, 2011: ASL-Led Tour – Based on the tours developed by our curatorial staff, we will offer a free two-hour American Sign Language-led tour for up to 60 participants (divided into two groups). The tour will incorporate the Vietnam Wall replica and Vietnam-era artifacts in the Intrepid’s collection. One of the two tours will be voice interpreted so that hearing friends and family can also participate. ASL-led tours are recommended for children ages 8 and up.
- November 12th and 16th, 2011: Verbal Description/Touch Tour for Blind or Partially Sighted – Using the Vietnam Wall as a touch object and thematic anchor, these two-hour tours will explore the Intrepid’s service during the Vietnam War and the significance of the Vietnam Wall Memorial. The Museum will offer these tours to the Blinded Veteran’s Association and VA Hospitals first before advertising to the public. We anticipate up to 20 participants total for the two programs.
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