For cultural organizations looking to ensure nonvisual access for exhibits or historically and culturally significant places, can help ensure that everyone can enjoy and engage with art, educational/curious exhibits, and historic places

Our dynamic team can work with your organization to design an experience for blind or visually impaired visitors that will enable them to have equal enjoyment of existing and new exhibits. This will provide a similar educational value that somebody would gain when taking a traditional tour of your location. 

Techniques for enabling somebody with a visual impairment to benefit from the artifacts or exhibits include:

  • Guided descriptive tours
  • Special permission to feel less fragile artifacts 
  • Replicas of artifacts either too fragile or too large to feel 
  • Audio descriptions of films, live events, or animal exhibits

Often times, tours are self-guided or the individual with a visual impairment may attend with a larger group. Providing braille, large print, and audio descriptions plays a vital role in enabling any visitor to fully participate in the unique experience you offer.

Many museums and galleries have begun to provide braille guides for their exhibits, making the artwork and descriptions accessible to blind visitors. This not only enhances their experience, but also enables them to learn more about the artwork. We’ll produce braille gallery guides and work with museum staff to write richly detailed descriptions for each station. These descriptions can be produced in braille and/or professionally recorded to provide additional options for any patron exploring your exhibits. 

Audio descriptions are an essential tool for providing an immersive experience for visitors who are blind or visually impaired. These narration tracks provide spoken information about a visual experience such as a painting, play or sculpture. They can be used to explain the artwork’s physical features, the colors, and even the emotions conveyed by the piece. Generally, the narration provides additional context and helps visitors understand the historical significance of the artwork or exhibition. By providing audio descriptions, cultural organizations such as yours can create a more inclusive and enriching experience for all visitors. Audio descriptions can be accessed via headsets or audio guides available through a QR code located on the exhibit itself.

Why invest in accessibility?

By investing in accessibility, cultural organizations like yours can demonstrate their commitment to inclusivity and social responsibility, making them more accessible and attractive to a diverse range of visitors. Providing a myriad of resources can help to break down barriers and create a more inclusive and welcoming environment. Let help your organization provide visually impaired visitors with an experience comparable to their nondisabled peers.