From the National Gallery of Australia:
“The National Gallery of Australia (NGA), located in Canberra, is the Commonwealth of Australia’s national cultural institution for the visual arts and is a portfolio agency within the Department of Communications and the Arts.”
"The National Gallery of Australia provides a range of services, facilities and programs to enable visitors to access the national collection.
Regular Assisted Access events provide an opportunity for people with disabilities, their families and carers to view major exhibitions without competing with crowds or high level noise.
Programs for students with special needs can be developed in consultation with Gallery Education staff. Sessions are built around workshop activities in the Gallery spaces."Mobility accessibility features:
- Wheelchair hire available
"Wheelchairs and mobile scooters are available from the cloakroom. Please call our friendly Visitor Experience team to book on +61 2 6240 6501.
Access to the main entrance is at street level. People using wheelchairs and strollers can navigate the Gallery via lifts and ramps."Vision accessibility features:
- Audible or braille signage
"The braille Sculpture Garden brochure includes an introduction and map of the garden plus descriptive text about the sculptures. Braille brochures are available at the information desk.
The braille guide includes an introduction to the Gallery and its collections, plus descriptive text and braille images of six key works in the collection. Braille guides are available at the information desk.
Education staff and voluntary guides are available to take people with vision impairment on tours of the Gallery's collection. The tour is hands-on where possible. Bookings are essential for this service."Hearing accessibility features:
- Hearing loop or infrared assisted listening system
- Sign language assistance or interpretation services
"There are Audio Induction Loop Systems installed at the main entry, Gandel Hall, in the James O Fairfax Theatre (rows 1–5) and in the Small Theatre.
Sign-interpreted lectures are a regular feature of each major exhibition. Please contact the Gallery for information about upcoming lectures.
Contact via email or phone +61 2 6240 6519"Intellectual/Social Information:
"The Art and Dementia program provides people living with dementia with an opportunity to connect with the world in enriching and life-enhancing ways. A discussion-based tour of works of art provides intellectual stimulation and social inclusion."
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