Constitution Center introduces Sensory-Friendly Sundays to provide more accessible museum experience

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Constitution Center announced Wednesday plans to offer a more accessible experience for museum-goers of all abilities and their families in 2019.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays offer an everyday museum experience through programs and learning techniques developed for visitors with autism, intellectual disabilities, sensory processing disorders and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, where they can explore the museum in a secure and comfortable environment.

The experience is modified for many sensory needs, and specially trained staff will be available. People can stop by for a pre-visit guide to prepare in advance of their trip.

The Constitution Center also offers assistive listening systems, sign language interpretation, large print scripts and Braille, and wheelchair accessibility. 

"We are committed to creating an inclusive space for all learners to feel welcome," said Kerry Sautner, Constitution Center chief learning officer, "and be able to experience the important lessons about the foundation of our nation and the role the U.S. Constitution plays in their lives." 

Dates for Sensory-Friendly Sundays include March 24, June 23, Aug. 25, and Dec. 8.