Woman handling wooden object at British Museum audio-described tour

Museums, galleries and heritage

We will support museums, galleries and heritage sites to increase access to, and enjoyment of, their venues, collections and programmes, for blind and partially sighted people. A range of services we can offer are detailed below, however please contact us to discuss your requirements, as we provide bespoke support.

Live Audio Description

  • Scripting and delivery of live audio-descriptive tours of exhibitions, galleries or venues, with handling sessions

Recorded Audio Description

  • Scripting and production of recorded audio description for a gallery or venue, which can include collection displays, building interiors and navigation information. We can advise on appropriate platforms for the content, such as handheld devices, apps and the web
  • Audio introduction to your venue, including access and orientation information
  • Audio description of tactile objects and diagrams available at your venue

Training

  • Courses for museum staff to develop and deliver live descriptive tours
  • Courses for museum staff to write scripted descriptions for recorded guides.
  • Visual awareness and guiding training

Consultancy

  • Audits of your current access provision for blind and partially sighted visitors (visitor experience, online and programmed events)
  • Audience advocacy sessions (reaching and growing your blind and partially sighted audiences)
  • Inclusive design workshops
  • Audience Workshops
  • Advice on digital technology solutions

For all enquiries, please contact Anna Fineman, Museums, Galleries and Heritage Programme Manager on 020 7375 1043 or email anna@vocaleyes.co.uk.