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This week Basia - one of AMEDS’ Patient coordinators had the opportunity to take a tour of the Zachęta Art Gallery – the first gallery in Poland that is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
2014-05-23

This week Basia - one of AMEDS’ Patient coordinators had the opportunity to take a tour of the Zachęta Art Gallery – the first gallery in Poland that is fully accessible to people with disabilities.

What is stunning about the gallery is that Zachęta’s administration was not satisfied with common solutions like access ramps and elevators, they made additional adjustments… Every exhibit in the gallery is arranged in a way that enables easy viewing from a wheelchair and all intractable objects i.e. multimedia tablets are within reach from a sitting position.

Basia was offered the chance to tour the gallery on a wheelchair in order to have a firsthand experience  of how it is like for people with disabilities. “People viewing the exhibit on foot left after an hour. It took me twice as long to see everything on a wheelchair. I was really tired when I finally finished. This experience makes the stamina and fortitude of our patients seem that much more amazing to me.“

The continued effort of the Polish community to make the life of people with disabilities better is inspiring to say the least. Basia summed her trip up with one sentence “Viewing art from a different persons perspective was very insightful for me, I am glad I had the chance to do it”


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