Interactive Inclusion Video Course

“Everyone is welcome!” – a well-intentioned statement by many art and cultural institutions, but a lack of accessibility often prevents people from visiting. In order to make art accessible to everyone and to break down barriers once and for all, we need an open exchange with people with disabilities – with experts for their own cause. Would you like to know how you can contribute to a barrier-free museum experience? What aspects play a role in an enjoyable, inclusive museum visit? And where to start?

In the Interactive Inclusion tutorial course, experts from the field of inclusion and the arts talk about the diversity of needs and possible measures to enable a well-rounded museum visit for all people. After all, “we aren’t disabled, but barriers impede us”, emphasizes one of the experts, Michael Gerr.

A Beginner’s Guide to Inclusion in the Cultural Sphere

A museum that is accessible to all: what does this mean? What does accessibility look like in this area? In order to offer everyone the opportunity to explore and experience art and exhibitions, fundamental education, an open dialogue with existing and potential audiences, and a barrier-free access are important.

For this tutorial, ten experts from the field of inclusion and culture talk about their professional and personal experiences in nine videos and give suggestions on necessary and desirable measures for greater accessibility in museums. They identify fields of action and explain, using concrete examples, how an enjoyable visit to a museum can be made possible for everyone – from planning to the actual visit itself.

Just scroll down and watch the videos with English subtitles directly on our website.

The course is also available on Youtube with English, Russian and Ukrainian subtitles at the following link: INKuLtur – YouTube

Or click here for our free video course on Udemy: Interactive Inclusion | Bildungsprojekt | Udemy

Access Management in Museums with Annalena Knors

In this video Annalena Knors explains how a visit to a museum can be an enjoyable and sensual experience for every visitor, also for people with disabilities.

Basics of Accessibility with Michael Gerr

In this video Michael Gerr talks about benefits we all have from a barrier-free environment.

Written & Visual Language with Judyta Smykowski & Andi Weiland

In this video Judyta Smykowski and Andi Weiland explain what is sensitive and stereotype-free language and how to use it correctly.

Digital Accessibility with Marie Lampe & Holger Dieterich

In this video Marie Lampe and Holger Dietrich explain how a website or digital content can be made barrier-free.

Accessibility with few financial resources with Stefanie Wiens

In this video Stefanie Wiens clearly refutes the concern that accessibility can only be implemented with a large budget.

Accessibility in the Museum with Patricia Carl & Stefanie Wiens

In this Video Patricia Carl and Stefanie Wiens explain how to organize a barrier free visit to the museum at different stages.

Communication with People with Disabilities with Silja Korn & Stefanie Wiens

In this video Silja Korn and Stefanie Wiens explain how a museum employee should communicate and act with a person with a disability as a visitor, that it feels well taken care of and taken seriously.

The Inclusion Concept of the Berlinische Galerie museum with Andreas Krüger

In this video Andreas Krüger shows on the example of Berlinische Galerie how to make a cultural institution accessible.

A Best Practice Tour of the Berlinische Galerie museum with Andreas Krüger

In this video Andreas Krüger shares his knowledge and experience on how to make a visit to a museum inclusive f.e. by making visual objects perceivable for blind and visually impaired people.

Video Credits

Carina Spreitzer – Idea, Director & Producer
Farid Nemati – Videography, Light & Visual Concept
Juan Dozal – Sound
Sven Brakelmann – Sound
Isabel Zalami – Editing & Motion Graphics
Amy Zimmermann – Set-Assistance
Iuliia Derbenova – Set-Assistance

A special thank goes to
Lilya Matveeva – Illustrations
Anna Eisendle – Texts
Andrej Steinke – Translation
No Limits Media – Subtitles

and the shooting locations
Studio Tuechtig, Berlinische Galerie