Two museums under Sharjah Museums Authority have been awarded the certificate of Accessible for Disability in the Museum category by The World Disability Union (WDU).
Programs for the visually impaired at a Sharjah museum. (Courtesy: SMA)
SMA has also teamed up with Al Amal School for the Deaf from Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, to help its employees master sign language.
Excavation workshop for autistic children at a Sharjah museum. (Courtesy: SMA)
Over the years, SMA had rolled out a series of services and programs for people with different disabilities.
Apart from making its facilities wheelchair-accessible, the Authority had trained staff members to communicate with hearing-impaired visitors in sign language.
In 2018, SMA launched a first of its kind initiative in the Arabian Gulf, to provide tours moderated by people with hearing disabilities.