Accessibility

The Morris Museum is committed to making the necessary changes for better access to our art, history, science, and culture for all visitors. Our goal is to make available services and programs over time to enhance visitor experience and provide a welcoming environment.

For further information, please contact:

Nancy Romain
Accessibility Coordinator
973.971.3714

[email protected]


Upcoming Access-ABILITY Programs

Access-ABILITY is the Morris Museum’s pioneering program that showcases the talents of members of our community living and thriving with disabilities. This spring we have partnered with local schools and service providers to host the following art exhibitions and events:

 

ART EXHIBITIONS

Matheny Arts Access and Spectrum360 Art Exhibition
Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, 2018

Join us for a joint art exhibition featuring students from Matheny Arts Access and Spectrum360. Matheny’s Arts Access program empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries through the use of innovative communication systems. Spectrum360 programs are designed to provide options across a lifetime for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and with behavioral and related disabilities.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00PM

Light refreshments included. FREE.

ECLC of NJ and P.G. Chambers School Art Exhibition
Wednesday, May 9 – Sunday, May 13, 2018

We continue our Access-ABILITY series by featuring the talents of students from ECLC of NJ and P.G Chambers School. ECLC provides Education, Careers, and Lifelong Community for children and adults with special needs.  At P.G. Chambers  School , “discovering children’s unique potential” is at the heart of their mission, providing comprehensive education and therapy programs for children with disabilities, from birth through 22 years of age.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Light refreshments included. FREE.

Creativity for Memory Wellness
Art Therapy Group for Adults
May 10, May 17, May 24, 2018: 3 Sessions held on Thursdays from 1:30PM – 3:00PM

Explore personal memories in a safe relaxing environment at the Morris Museum. View and discuss artwork with a Museum Educator, then participate in a related art-making experience under the guidance of an Art Therapist.

Discover how creative outlets can help you relax and express your feelings in this program which is a collaboration between the Morris Museum and Atlantic Health System.

Caregivers are welcome to attend the program or choose free admission to the museum during this program’s scheduled times.

FREE: Registration required
Call: 973.971.3714

Note: It is preferred that you attend all three sessions, but it is not required.

The Morris Museum Access-ABILITY project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

 


Image Credit: Cosmea, Ysabel LeMay, Hypercollage, 2016.


 

Parking

Parking spaces for people with disabilities are the first row of spaces directly next to the Museum. From the parking area, there is a wheelchair accessible sidewalk that leads to the main Museum entrance. Parking is free for all users.


Service Animals 

Service AnimalsTrained service animals are permitted inside the Museum to assist Museum patrons.


Wheelchairs 

accessibility-icon_finalThe Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis at the admission desk in the lobby.


Assistive Listening Devices

HeadphonesAssistive Listening Devices are available free of charge for our service and theatrical programs at the admission desk.


Closed Captioning

Closed CaptioningAll videos for temporary and permanent exhibits contain closed captioning.


Real Time Captioning (Open Captioning)

Real Time CaptioningOpen Captioning can be provided for theatrical main stage performances for the Bickford Theatre upon request. Requests must be made in a timely manner before any production and are conditional on the availability of captioners.


Large Print/Braille

Large PrintBrailleLarge print labels are available in the temporary exhibits as well as in most permanent ones. Brochures can be printed in large print upon request. The Museum is Braille accessible.The Museum also tries to be very tactile and hands on in as many exhibits as possible.


Museum Tours and Programs 

 Touch ToursVisitors who are blind or who have low vision:

◦ Touch Tour and Audio Description Tour
◦ Sculpture Tour
◦ Touch Galleries

Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing:

◦ Audio Assistive Listening Devices Tour


American Sign Language Interpretation 

Sign LanguageUpon request given at least a two week notice by the individual for performances in the theatre, studio art class or docent tour we will provide, to the best of our ability, an American Sign Language interpreter or interpreters.


Bickford Theatre 

Real Time CaptioningHeadphonesOpen Captioning is available upon request. Assistive Listening devices are also available. To take a virtual tour of the Bickford Theatre, click here.