«Step toward» first tactile exhibition’s opening ceremony took place in the Library of the First President of RK on September 30, 2022.
In recent years, our country has paid special attention to citizens with special abilities, and measures are being taken to create an accessible, barrier-free environment in all spheres of life.
In this regard, the organization of an tactile exhibition in order to develop the inclusiveness of the Library's museum space is an important step towards meeting the needs of society.
The first visitors to the exhibition, which is unconventional in its exposition, organized on the eve of October 15 - International White Cane Safety Day, will be members of the city branch of the Kazakh Society of the Blind, employees of the Special Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired Citizens, visual impairment specialists.
The genre of the exhibition, equipped with tactile exhibits, audio descriptions allows you to create a common space for all categories of museum visitors, which will be comfortable for visually impaired, blind visitors. Each exhibition podium, along with traditional labels, is equipped with an Braille label.
The exhibition consists of two sections:
1. The «History of the gift-giving tradition» section presents gifts to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan from residents of the country, members of the public, as well as materials on the role of Kazakhstan’s culture in the world heritage and the history of the gift-giving tradition;
2. The «As a sign of respect and appreciation» section displays collection of diplomatic gifts, which is evidence of the comprehensive and multi-vector cooperation of sovereign Kazakhstan with foreign countries.
Today, more than 700 thousand people with special abilities have been registered in the country. The National Plan to ensure the rights and improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2025 is being implemented.
It is worth noting that the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan is starting a new stage of its activity, when, in addition to existing art and educational projects to support children with special abilities, issues will also be implemented to create conditions for the sociocultural inclusion of people with disabilities and draw the attention of the general public to the importance of equal participation of all people in cultural life.