Accessible Exhibition Design

Accessible Exhibition Design

Our go-to training has been designed for art galleries and museums to support your team to embed key accessible design concepts in exhibitions and programming.

There’s so much to consider when planning, curating and delivering an exhibition, and with 1 in 5 Australians identifying as a person with disability or who is d/Deaf, accessibility is a key component. Learn how to reconceptualise how audiences engage with exhibitions by embedding access from the start. Reach new and broader audiences by applying practical solutions to breaking down barriers to access and inclusion.

Discover practical accessible exhibition design solutions, receive essential resources (including a comprehensive manual and design checklist) and learn from trainers with disability who are arts and access experts.

Learn about:

  • Budgeting
  • Disability consultation
  • Programming artists with disability
  • Developing access guidelines
  • Information formatting
  • Navigation and gallery maps
  • Lighting, sound and audio for exhibitions
  • Seating

Be motivated by examples of accessible Museums and Galleries from around the globe and draw insights from wide-reaching resources and videos.

Accessible Exhibition Design is not only achievable – it’s essential!

Workshop Dates & Times

Thursday 4 July
1pm – 2.30pm (online)


Before you book: Do you have prior knowledge on access and inclusion for people with disability? If not, we recommend completing our Disability Confidence Training course prior to booking into Accessible Exhibition Design. This will provide a foundation to thinking about access and inclusion to support practical applications in this intermediate course. This is recommended however not essential.

Book Now: Click on the below Accessible Exhibition Design workshops to book:

Thurs 4 July

Prior to the session we’ll send you links to resources you can refer to before, during and after the workshop.


  • $105 per person (+ GST and booking fees)
  • 10% discount for online bookings of 3 – 5 people. Discount applies automatically when you select Group Tickets when booking online.


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Closed captioning and Auslan interpreting are available on request. You can request these services during the booking process. Please note that we require at least 4 working days notice.

For other access requirements, please contact Michelle Teear:


All sessions are delivered using the Zoom online conferencing platform (Zoom links are provided following booking)

  • Zoom is an easy to use, reliable and FREE cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops and telephones.
  • If you haven’t used Zoom before you can find out more here:
  • After signing up for our workshop, you’ll receive an email from us inviting you to a Zoom meeting on the date of the workshop.
  • On the day of the workshop, all you have to do is click on the relevant link in the invitation, follow the prompts and you’ll be part of the workshop.

Private Training Available

If you would like to book private in person or online training for your organisation, please email Michelle Teear at

If you have any questions or need help with making a booking, or you would like to go on a waiting list to be notified when more public workshops are scheduled, please email or call on 02 9251 6499.


Image Credit: Get Comfortable / Uncomfortable with Unsolicited Advice created by Amy Claire Mills and Josie Young. Installation view, Out of Order exhibition, Granville Centre Art Gallery. Photo by Document Photography.

Image Description: A photo of a quilt suspended from the ceiling in a gallery space with low light. The quilt is shiny with bright colours and states ‘Chronically ill person takes unsolicited advice and is cured immediately’, with text on a red background.

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