Sensory Safety in an Art Museum
Multiple risks of sensory overload make a museum visit for people with low sensory threshold and hypersensitivity difficult if not impossible.
This talk will introduce the concept of sensory safety for museum inclusion and present the ways to ensure a safe visit for individuals with autism and other conditions that can be associated with sensory challenges.
Alexander Sorokin holds a PhD in neurobiology and has published in the fields of human visual and auditory perception, physiology of developmental disorders, and psychodiagnostics of autism. In addition to his research affiliations with the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, and the Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, he is active in the area of museum accessibility, serving as the inclusion and diversity consultant at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. His recent publication “Three Guided Tours” addresses provisions for people with autism, intellectual disability, and dementia in an art museum.
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