The Missouri History Museum has launched another series of Access Tours, a program designed for visitors who are blind or low vision, deaf or hard of hearing, or those with memory loss.

Moving beyond physical accessibility, the program is comprised of American Sign Language (ASL) and memory-loss presentations. Curator-led descriptive tours give visitors who are blind or low vision a chance to explore exhibits through descriptions of artifacts and touchables.

The ASL tours are led by a docent accompanied by an ASL interpreter, providing an enhanced experience to visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing. Memory loss tours are led by a docent and are for those with memory loss and their family member, friend or caregiver.

Upcoming Access Tours include descriptive and ASL tours for the Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis exhibit, and a memory loss tour for #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis.

Visit mohistory.org/accesstour or call (314) 361-9017 for the Museum’s 2017 Access Tour schedule to make reservations. Space is limited to these free tours and reservations are required.

The Missouri History Museum is committed to providing an inclusive environment by ensuring that its buildings, collections, exhibitions, programs and services are accessible to everyone. All exhibition videos and audio elements are captioned or transcribed for visitors.  Sign language interpretive services are available by request.

The Access Tours program helps expand the Museum’s mission to serve as an open and accessible meeting of historical and contemporary issues here in St. Louis!

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