The Dayton Art Institute is committed to being a museum for all, and for the past decade, we have been working to make the museum a more inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible space. Staff and volunteers at the Guest Services Desk are available to answer specific questions about your visit to the museum. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, contact the museum at 937-223-4ART (4278) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using this Website with the Recite Me Accessibility and Language Toolbar
The DAI now provides an inclusive online experience that enables website visitors access to barrier-free online content services. We’ve added the Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar to our website in efforts to make it more accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible. Recite Me is an innovative cloud-based software that lets visitors view and use our website in the way that works best for them.
How do I access the Recite Me toolbar?
You can open the Recite Me language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on the “Accessibility Tools” button in the bottom left corner of the page. This button appears on every page of our website. After you click on the button, the Recite Me toolbar opens and displays a range of different options for customizing the way the website looks and ways you can interact with the content.
How does Recite Me help me access this website?
The Recite Me toolbar has a range of unique functions. You can use it to:
– Read website text aloud (including PDFs)
– Download the text as an MP3 file to play where and when it suits you
– Change font sizes and colors
– Customize background color
– Translate text into more than 100 different languages
– Access a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus
Enhance Your Experience with the Bloomberg Connects App
In efforts to increase accessibility throughout the museum, the DAI has joined cultural institutions around the world on the Bloomberg Connects app, a free arts and cultural app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies that allows users all over the world to explore the interactive guides of museums, gardens, galleries and cultural spaces from the palm of their hand.
In addition to allowing users to experience the DAI from anywhere in the world, the Bloomberg Connects app has a number of accessibility features for all guests to connect to the art while at the museum. Features include:
– Translation of text into more than 35 different languages
– Screen reader compatible, enabling individuals to zoom in on text and photos, increase contrast and view text in larger size
– Alt-text for each image uploaded
– Audio descriptions of the artwork with transcripts that can be translated into each language provided by the app
You can find out more about the features on the Bloomberg Connects app and dowload the app here.
Accessibility Resources During Your Visit
The DAI is committed to reducing barriers and ensuring that the museum is welcoming and accessible to all who come through its doors. The museum is working to update accessibility resources every day. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, contact the museum at 937-223-4ART (4278) or by email at email@example.com
There is an accessible Main Entrance, as well as exits. There are accessible entrances to the auditorium and Gothic Cloister. An accessible ramp to the Hale Cloister is available by request.
Fidgets and poppits are available at the Guest Services Desk.
The museum provides wheelchairs and walkers free of charge, located in the coatroom off the Rotunda entrance. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Elevators are available for use throughout the museum for guests.
Large-print maps and brochures are also available at the Guest Services Desk. If you have a screen reader app or setting active on your phone, the alt-text on photos is included within this guide.
Museum maps in Spanish are available at the Guest Services Desk.
There are four (4) accessible parking spaces in the museum parking lot: two (2) on the south side of the Entrance Rotunda and two (2) in front of the Rike Pavilion.
Hearing Loop System
The DAI Recently partnered with Hillcrest Hearing, the audiology division of Southwest Ohio ENT, to install a hearing loop system in the Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditorium. A hearing loop system is to hearing aids what WiFi is to computers. Most hearing aids and listening devices are equipped with a Telecoil or have the option available. The Telecoil works as an “antenna” to pick up magnetic signals produced by a hearing loop system and stream them as sound into a Telecoil-equipped listening device.