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