TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Museum of Art and The Ability Center of Greater Toledo have started a strategic partnership to make the museum more disability-friendly.
A memorandum of understanding was jointly signed Tuesday to establish the collaboration and outline new measures for updates.
Most prominently, a new "manager of access initiatives" position will be added to museum staff to coordinate improvements to the experience.
"One in four people in the U.S. have a disability that impacts the way they connect with the world around them, including their experience of fine art and museums," Ability Center Executive Director Tim Harrington said in a statement. "We look forward to working with the Toledo Museum of Art to ensure the Museum fully welcomes the potential and participation of each of its visitors, including those who live differently."
Applications for the job will be accepted immediately at toledomuseum.org/node/1360.