Accessibility resources for museums, galleries and heritage sites

VocalEyes guidelines

State of Museum Access 2018 (PDF and Large Print): guidelines for online access information

Museum disability access information style guide (Word, Arial 16 pt)

Museum Access Information Guidelines 2016 (PDF)(Word, text only Arial 16 pt)

Guidelines for alt text for museum website images (Word, text only, Arial 16 pt)

Guidelines: descriptive directions and venue information (PDF, Arial 16 pt)(Word, Arial 16 pt)

Thinking of creating a recorded audio-descriptive guide for your museum? PDF, Arial 16pt)(Word, Arial 16pt)

Guidelines on other websites

Accessibility in video conferencing and remote meetings (Drake Music)

Guidelines for image description (Cooper Hewitt): explains and covers the difference between alt text, long description and captions.

Sensing Culture: 5 ways to improve visitor experience for people with sight loss

Meeting, greeting and guiding

Tactile images

Audio description

Guide dogs and canes

Access audits

Sensing Culture: 5 ways to help plan projects involving people with sight loss


Technology and Access

Social media


Accessible logos

History of Place toolkits

Accessible exhibitions for all: a guide to co-designing exhibitions with disabled people [PDF]

Engaging deaf and disabled young people with heritage [PDF]

Disorder, dissent and disruption

As one of the outcomes from their collaboration on the Being Human Gallery, Wellcome Collection and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries put together a document outlining an ethical approach to interpreting disability and difference. [PDF]

UK Association for Accessible Formats (UKAAF)

Guidelines and minimum standards for Large Print documents