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A Study on Creating Barrier-Free Exhibition Appreciation Environment based on the Visually Impaired Person's Perspectives

시각장애인 당사자관점에 기초한 베리어프리 전시감상환경 연구

  • Kim, Sun-Hee (Department of Social Welfare, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Um, Myung-Yong (Department of Social Welfare, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Lee, Eui-Bhin (Department of Social Welfare, Sungkyunkwan University) ;
  • Cho, Jun-Dong (Department of Human ICT Convergence, Sungkyunkwan University)
  • 김선희 (성균관대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 엄명용 (성균관대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 이의빈 (성균관대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 조준동 (성균관대학교 휴먼ICT 융합학과)
  • Received : 2019.06.26
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the possibility of creating barrier-free exhibition-appreciation environment based on the visually impaired person's perspectives. Participants were selected by the purposeful sampling method. Researchers conducted a couple of in-depth interviews with four visually impaired persons. Yin's case study method was employed to analyze qualitative information. The analysis revealed nine sub-themes in two sections: three from 'accessibility within the exhibition room'; and six from 'demand for immersive exhibition environment.' Based on the results, following suggestions were presented: First, we need to provide quality information appropriate for artworks-appreciation; secondly, to ensure the visually impaired people to appreciate the culture and arts without any barrier, we need to extend certification of barrier-free living environment to exhibition-appreciation area. Finally, to facilitate these two tasks we need to encourage the convergence research among science and technology, humanities and society, and culture and arts.

Keywords

Visually Impaired Person;Participants' Own Perspective;Cultural and Art Accessibility;Barrier-Free Exhibition Appreciation Environment;Qualitative Study

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

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