Beginning with the initial planning, we approached our Patient No More exhibit as an opportunity to be creative. We wanted visitors with different disabilities to get as much as possible out of their experience. And now, thanks to these access features, we hope that everyone will be able to discover something new, whether you need them or not.
As you navigate the exhibit and discover its various access features, if you have suggestions that would enhance your experience, we want to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org. Access remains a work in progress for all of us. It’s an exciting opportunity to rethink how information is conveyed, and a new way of communicating that sometimes has unintended consequences. Let's all learn together!
We set up the main exhibit so that you can visit the kiosks in any order and at your own pace. And if you return multiple times, you might discover something new just by following a different path. Whatever you do, don't miss the introductory panels and video in the rotunda.
In addition to the access options mentioned below, you might enjoy a docent-guided tour. Check out the exhibit calendar to learn about upcoming options.
For Braille readers, throughout the main exhibit there is a Braille rail (unified English braille), and occasional Braille booklets for longer text. On the rail you will find a few extras – read closely and amaze the non-Braille reading world! If you don't read Braille, consider enjoying the exhibit with someone who does. For traveling exhibit attendees, there are two copies of a braille binder located on a table near the exhibit.
We selected the 6th floor of the Main Library because of the abundance of natural light to illuminate the entire exhibit. There are some ways in which the exhibit may not be fully inclusive to Autistic visitors. The stations include films, which can be activated by the push of a button by any visitor. The exhibit is in a public space, so we are unable to limit the sounds that come from people playing the videos. However, there are quiet areas available throughout the building to get away from sensory overload.
Our virtual tour contains some additional information. Bring up the site on your smartphone or tablet as you navigate the exhibit, or as you sit comfortably at home or on BART, and get more background, interviews, and other exclusive materials.