Inclusion and diversity

Technorama is a place where everyone is welcome.

That is why we are committed to providing equal experiences for all, regardless of age, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or impairment, (ethnic) origin, religion or belief, education, income or otherwise. We break down barriers that stand in the way of this.

Our goal is to create an environment in which all guests and employees feel comfortable and can realise their potential. At Technorama, all people should be able to live out their curiosity and joy of experimentation and experience the fascination of the natural sciences together.

Projects

To achieve our goals, we are working on various projects. We are constantly adding to the list and never run out of ideas.

Committee

Since 2021, a small group of employees has been committed to the issues of inclusion and diversity. The Technorama Inclusion Committee consists of eleven people from different departments and hierarchical levels.

"Culture inclusive" label

In December 2022, our label partnership with "Kultur inklusiv" will start. This includes a four-year plan of measures. The label promotes the participation of people with disabilities in cultural life. As a label partner, we are committed to orienting our attitudes and actions towards inclusion.

Partnerships

We work with various institutions to achieve our goals. In the initial phase, we were supported by Fullbright in setting up the engagement. This will soon be followed by close cooperation with Sensability.

Multilingualism

We endeavour to keep the entire Technorama website and all accompanying texts on the exhibits and shows in four languages (German, English, French, Italian). In this way, we would like to give as many guests as possible the opportunity to delve deeper into the content.

Inclusive workplace

Another ongoing project is dedicated to creating inclusive workplaces - both in visitor services and in housekeeping or administration. We already offer work integration opportunities for people who need support to re-enter the labour market.

Discounted admissions

Assistants accompanying persons with disabilities have free admission to Technorama. People with low incomes or refugees have the opportunity to get reduced-price admission with the KulturLegi from Caritas. Further partnerships are being clarified.

Exhibit construction

For our exhibit construction, we create a checklist to avoid all possible obstacles. For example, we are currently evaluating how an exhibit needs to be built to allow access to the phenomenon for guests of different sizes.

Accessibility

The entire exhibition including laboratories and the restaurant are wheelchair accessible. Appropriate toilets are specially marked. Since many of the experiments are interactive, a visit to Technorama is also a fascinating experience for people with visual impairments and cognitive impairments.

Toilet facilities

Some of our toilets are gender neutral. The appropriate signage is still being worked on to provide a safe break for everyone where they can feel comfortable.

Panel discussions

Technorama would like to position itself in the discourse and promote it. To this end, we plan to organise panel discussions to talk about topics that link science, society and inclusion.

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