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Museums in Egypt Receive Upgrades for Visitors with Disabilities

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is working on several projects to ease accessibility and movement in museums for visitors with disabilities.

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is currently working on several programmes dedicated to improving accessibility in museums for people with disabilities, one of which is focused on translating these museums' materials.

The ministry has renovated the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, Alexandria’s Graeco-Roman Museum, the Kafr El-Sheikh Museum, the Antony Museum in Minya and the Royal Chariots Museum (set to open in September) in order to make them more accommodating for visitors with disabilities, by renovating bathrooms to accommodate them and paving pathways and ramps at museum for wheelchair users. The ministry is also currently working on installing signs and signals to facilitate movement around the museums for visitors with disabilities, or translating films with sign language for the hearing impaired like they've done with the mini-documentary screen at the Baron Empain Palace.