Accessible heritage for visually impaired visitors

Royal National Institute of Blind People

We launched the Sensing Culture website in summer 2018 to showcase the HLF funded accessible heritage project led by The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), who worked with four museums and heritage sites across the South East: Oxford University Museums; The Beaney, Canterbury; The Conan Doyle Archive, Portsmouth; and Lewes Castle. Sensing Culture’s mission is to remove the barriers that prevent blind and partially sighted people (BPS) from accessing their heritage. The pivotal idea was to connect people, ideas and resources. Each partner planned and delivered a different approach to introduce new ways to enable people with sight loss to access their heritage.

The website we designed and built promotes project activities, provides a resource hub, includes case studies of the four projects undertaken and captures activity around the conference held in spring 2018.