Making IME Accessible
The Indian Music Experience Museum is committed to making its collections, programs, and facilities accessible to everyone.
Project Svaritha, organized by IME in collaboration with Kotak Mahindra as part of their CSR efforts and consulting partner, ReReethi Foundation, is an outreach initiative of the museum to become a democratic, inclusive, and accessible space for all. As part of this project IME is opening its doors to children on the autism spectrum. To ensure your child has a conducive environment for an enriching and fun-filled experience at the museum IME has put together an access guide and photo brochure.
Please go through them to learn about what facilities and support you have access to.
How to plan your visit?
- Visit our tour schedule and pick a slot. We will open an hour earlier so that children with ASD may experience the museum in a quieter environment.
- Complete the application form. This is to help our volunteers understand your child’s needs, requirements, and abilities better so that children may have a fruitful and smooth experience at IME.
- Familiarize your child with the museum premises and facilities using the PHOTO BROCHURE as a visual aid. This will prepare them for the trip – what to expect and look forward to during their tour.
- Your child will be assigned a volunteer by IME.
- Your child may be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
- They will take you around the museum and introduce you to the various galleries and their exhibits through fun activities and games.
- After the tour take time to share your experience and feedback with our volunteers so that we may improve our services.
- We have two tours every week. The duration of each tour will be three hours.
- Thursday: 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM | Saturday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- Please note we need a minimum of five children for each tour.
- All floors are accessible via lift and all galleries are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs free of any charges are available on request. Please get in touch with our staff at the Box Office to request for this service.
- Communication cards or PECS cards are available for children on the autism spectrum upon request if necessary. Please get in touch with our staff at the Box Office for this service.
- The museum has calming zones on two floors. Our calming zones are spaces devoted to children, specifically children on the autism spectrum who might need a quiet private space for when they experience anxiety, stress or fatigue as a result of sensory overload.
- The museum has a well-equipped sensory room. It is stocked with sensory toys and equipment that will help individuals on the autism spectrum calm and self-regulate themselves so that they are better prepared to interact with others and learn.
- All restrooms are suited for children with additional needs.
- There is designated parking for parents of children with additional needs. Please get in touch with our staff at the Box Office for assistance.
For queries on the tour, or your feedback or suggestions, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with our staff at Box Office for more information on this. IME is constantly accessing its programing, outreach initiatives and resources to ensure everyone feels welcome and that they have access to tools and service to enhance their experience.