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Sensory access

Have the various ways that people use their senses been taken into account in our exhibitions, events, performances and other services?

Everyone benefits from information gained through their various senses. It is fascinating to explore museum objects by touch, or to go onstage before a performance and feel the set up. Information is available to more people if it can be both looked at and listened to. Clear signs and information texts written in large, easily readable fonts help everybody. Technical devices, such as induction loops, help to avoid exclusion. Interpreting services, for instance, sign language and audio descriptions, also make services more accessible.

The following can help:

  • Opportunities to use several senses.
  • Touch tours, sign-language tours.
  • Auxiliary aids, such as magnifying glasses, flashlights, induction loops.
  • Audio guides to serve different needs (design for all)
  • Audiovisual presentations, such as videos, films etc., with subtitles, sign language and audio descriptions.
  • Signs, wall texts and labels in big letters and good contrast, possibly in Braille.
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