First and foremost, the casework will be the proper height and have the proper reach for visitors who use wheelchairs, for those who have a smaller stature and children according to ADA specifications. The casework will also be tactile though for our visitors who are blind or have low vision! The same preparator who has been working on the model, Ian, came up with the idea of having the shape of the Planetarium itself sticking out on the sides of the casework so visitors can experience what the shape of the the building they are standing in feels like, since it has such a unique shape!
I quickly drew up what this will look like when complete:
|The Front View|
|The Top View|
It's a brilliant idea and I think it will make a great addition to the whole program!