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The Museum for the Blind (inaugurated in 1992) is a cultural space devoted to the exhibition of artistic works and typhlological material (tools, gadgets, and specific aids for blind and visually-impaired people, models, etc.), which can be felt through the sense of touch.
Today the Museum has four rooms displaying the following: models of monuments and national and international buildings of the Human Heritage; paintings, sculptures, and textile art made by blind and visually- impaired artists; material and documents on the history of blind people, temporary exhibitions of many topics related to blindness, and art exhibitions of Spanish and foreign artists.
The lighting, the colors of the walls and its contrast to the rest of the elements make orientation around the halls easier for persons with visual disability.
Blind persons also have tactile orientation systems - like double pavement texture differentiating the circulation area from the exhibition - and sound system - like elevator information and photocells located at the main entrance and at the access to every hall.
All the written information is in large print and in Braille; and every floor has tactile orientation maps that help recognize the space and its distribution.