Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, MuseumLab designed to enhance the user experience of individuals on the autism spectrum.
Autistic Pride Day is a celebration of the neurodiversity of people on the autism spectrum that takes place annually on June 18th. The IDEA Center continues to support inclusion of rights for all people and celebrates the amazing qualities of individuals with autism. Many of our projects seek to improve the built environment in order to enhance the overall experience of individuals with autism.
MuseumLab at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a recently completed isUD certified project that provides an inclusive place for visitors of all abilities, especially individuals with autism. The design features generously spaced corridors and doorways, lighting and color contrasts to enhance perception abilities, a comprehensive and consistent wayfinding system, multisensory signage and non-textual graphic information, and sound absorption material to limit noise transmission to and from surrounding spaces. All of these features enhance the visitor experience.
To read more about the project please refer to the following link.
New universal design program aims to push socially responsible design into standard practice
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