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In Touch with Art is Europe’s leading conference about museums, heritage and people with vision impairment, due to take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London from 13-14 October 2010. This blog discusses the perspectives on equal access to museums for people with vision impairment.

Marcus Weisen on waking up to cultural rights!

10 September 2010

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Crippen's culture cartoon

DAO kindly invited me to contribute a blog to add to the lively exchange about equal access to museums, galleries and heritage for visually impaired people begun by Will Phillips There could hardly be a better start than William’s many reflections on remaining barriers. Here is a museum professional who can see both sides of the coin and rightly suggests that more could be done. When large print and Braille information are routinely missing, when intellectual access to the collections is...

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William Phillips discusses access to museums and galleries for visually impaired people

1 September 2010

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portrait of the author wearing a green jacket in an outdoor setting

I am employed by Hampshire County Council Museums Service and have responsibility for maintaining two Collections; Historic Cameras and Militaria. Along with my professional concerns I have an interest in how the blind community and other comparable groups access museum collections, exhibitions and services. I am registered blind and have had much experience of access issues professionally and personally, as a user and a provider of public access. One way in which the difficulty of restricted...

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