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Moxi Launches Free Mobile App to Make
Museum More Accessible
Posted on LBN 8/29/18
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation has launched a new app designed to aid families affected by autism and other sensory processing disorders before, during and after a visit to the interactive science museum. This offers tech solutions to help make museums and other cultural institutions more inclusive. The launch of Access MOXI marks the first time such an app is available for a museum in Southern California and is free to download on iOS and Android devices.
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Although the app is designed for guests with autism and sensory-processing disorders, it also aids all guests by making them feel welcome, prepared, comfortable with their visit to MOXI. The app helps individuals with autism plus families plan a sensory-friendly trip to the museum. MOXI’s three floors are filled with a variety of exciting exhibits divided into seven tracks, including focused on light, sound, and speed areas. However, these same elements can be stressful for guests with sensory-processing disorders.
“Accessibility has been and will continue to be a priority for MOXI. We’re happy to be a part of a pilot test of this unique and impactful way to use technology as a way to better prepare guests for a visit to our interactive museum,” Ron Skinner, director of education at MOXI. “My hope is that this app, along with our other accessibility efforts, will help those of all ages and abilities be more welcome and comfortable in our space.”
social guides cover everything from how to prepare for a visit, to what to expect when arriving, as well as detailed descriptions and video previews of the exhibits. Social guides can also be individualized to the user’s preferences.
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