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18th October 2013 Sara Lock

How audio description can help blind and partially sighted people to experience art

By: Roz Chalmers


This article describes the difference between an audio guide to a gallery or museum which deepens the understanding of the exhibition to the user, and an audio description for blind and partially sighted people which does this in addition to providing information about what the exhibit looks like and how it is sited in the space.

Each museum, gallery and heritage site has a unique story to tell, and it is an audio describer’s job to draw out that story and interpret it for blind and partially sighted visitors in a way that stimulates their understanding, enjoyment and desire to explore further.

| Published:2013

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