The Naval Museum of Madrid, accessible for people with reduced mobility

Place: Madrid

Entity that promotes it: Ministry of Defence

Entity type: Public

Scope of action: Culture and leisure

Description of the performance / Activity:

Following the renovation of the facilities of this cultural institution, which is state-owned and managed by the Ministry of Defense, the museum is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. Thus, after the renovations, as explained by the museum itself, the entrance hall has an adapted elevator that connects all the floors of the new entrance and the rooms.

In addition, passage between rooms has been facilitated by eliminating unevenness and the location of parts has been modified to facilitate the movement of wheelchair users. Likewise, the Museum already has new adapted toilets on the ground floor.

In relation to cognitive and sensory accessibility, the Naval Museum states that it has developed a comprehensive project with the collaboration of the Spanish Center for Subtitling and Audio Description (CESyA) and the Royal Board of Trustees on Disability.

Specifically, it points out that typhological models have been made for its installation, guidelines have been established for a mobile application that contains audio description, subtitling and easy reading of the information media and the acquisition of a magnetic loop.

Related information:
Press release on Discapnet