November 19th, 2012Culture
Last week, I attended a workshophosted by RNIB called ‘Opening Up Creative Culture’. This one-off free workshop at Ironbridge Museums asked for volunteers to be train to create audio descriptive tours for arts and cultures. While the course name presumes all candidates would work at a museum, that wasn’t true. It was refreshing to find several candidates were Teaching Assistant, others were audio guide speakers and others were people who were visibly impaired. All felt privileged to be there (and yes, there was a waiting list).Tags: CultureAccess, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Museum, RNIB
I wrote this for CultureThemes.com
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our August theme #CultureAccess. The theme was related (loosely) to the London 2012 Paralympics and our acknowledgement of the tremendous progress that has been made over the years (admittedly still a way to go).
One thing we didn’t want was for this to be a topic to point fingers and/or embarrass cultural venues that aren’t provided access to everyone and I’m pleased to say we didn’t have to worry! Museums and art galleries are doing their best to recognize issues and make adaptable changes where (and when) they can (finances being a huge hurdle still).Tags: CultureAccess, CultureThemes, International