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Thyssen-Bornemisza, Accessible Museum

2017-09-29

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Foundation has received AENOR's Universal Access Certificate, making it Madrid's first Accessible Museum and the third in Spain to have achieved this recognition.

The certification, based on UNE standard 179001-2 Universal Accessibility. Part 2: Accessibility Management System, shows that the museum offers equal opportunities for all people to enjoy its services regardless of their age or abilities. It also shows that the museum is committed to removing not only architectural barriers, but others such as auditory, visual, and sensory barriers.

Some of the measures they have taken to obtain the certification are: fitting accessible counters; reviewing evacuation procedures, taking into account the needs of people with reduced mobility; the automation of doors; fitting a stairlift platform; and purchasing hearing induction loop devices; among other things.

In the photograph (from left to right): Evelio Acevedo, Chief Executive of the Museum; Fernando Benzo, Secretary of State for Culture; Jesús Gómez-Salomé, AENOR's Communications Director; and Guillermo Solana, Artistic Director of the Museum.

Please find more information in the press release attached.

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