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How VocalEyes supports museums and their blind and partially sighted visitors [video]

VocalEyes are proud to share a short film about our work with museums and galleries.  We were given the opportunity to create this by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, which, through a generous three-year grant,  is the main funder of our Museums, Galleries and Heritage Programme. VocalEyes was one of six charities selected to be the subject of an Eye Opening Film; a joint venture between Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Day For Night Films, envisioned to support charities in telling their stories and promoting their work.

Our film was made with the help of two museums – Wellcome Collection and Handel & Hendrix in London. VocalEyes has trained staff at both museums to deliver audio description, and continues to work closely with both organisations.  They are frontrunners in welcoming blind and partially sighted visitors, and providing resources and events for accessible and engaging visits. We hope you enjoy the film. If you work at a museum, and would like to find out more about how we can help you welcome and support blind and partially sighted visitors, contact the Museums, Galleries & Heritage Programme Manager Anna Fineman on [email protected] or 020 7375 1043.

If there is a museum you feel could improve their accessibility, please share this page with them, so they can hear for themselves what a difference we can help them make.

We are most grateful to Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Day For Night Films for making this possible.