The Porsche Museum organizes action days for people with disabilities
As part of the ‘International Day of People with Disabilities 2019’, the Porsche Museum is putting on an Electromobility theme week centring around the Taycan. "Digitalisation and e-mobility should reach everyone," explains Achim Stejskal, Head of Heritage and Porsche Museum. "We would therefore like to introduce people with a handicap to our electric future." The guided tours of the museums will first of all take us back to the electrical beginnings of the designer Ferdinand Porsche more than 100 years ago.
During the entire week, the Porsche Museum is offering free, 90-minute guided tours for people with hearing and visual disabilities as well as guided tours in simple language. Touch stations allow the comparison of different materials, such as carbon and aluminium or leather. Also in the program are museum tours for people with dementia, the visually impaired and the hearing impaired, with signing interpreters on hand.
More than five per cent of the approximately 20,000 Porsche employees in Zuffenhausen and Weissach are physically or mentally limited. These include colleagues who have already been hired with disabilities, as well as others whose handicaps occurred during their working lives. "People with disabilities have a very special perspective," explains Achim Stejskal. "We would like to share this experience with our visitors."
The guided tours run daily until 6 December by prior appointment. Call +49 (0) 711 911 24566 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org