Access for blind and partially sighted people at museums, galleries and heritage sites
A report based on research with blind people and cultural organisations to discover how museums, galleries and heritage organisations can best match the requirements of blind and partially-sighted visitors. The report, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, identifies the issues which most affect the experience of this audience and suggests ways in which potential barriers may be removed.
VocalEyes is a charitable company providing access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people, mainly through audio description. At the heart of its mission is to work with blind and partially sighted people to enhance engagement with the arts.
VocalEyes identified that there was no consistency of access provision within the museums, galleries and heritage sector. In order to determine therefore how best the company could support the sector, it commissioned this targeted research to investigate current issues, interests and needs both for the sector and for the audience.