Quite often simple changes can help someone who is blind or partially sighted enjoy a visit to a museum or arts venue even more.
If you work at such a venue, understanding the barriers faced by people with sight loss will enable you and your colleagues to tackle issues that affect access, and engage confidently with blind or partially sighted visitors.
As a museum or arts venue in NI, what can you do now?
Think about how your service is delivered from start to finish. Identify any areas in which you can improve the accessibility.
Consult with local people with sight loss to find out how you can best meet their needs.
Compile or update existing disability policies, make all your staff aware of your policy, and seek training if necessary
Ensure that your communication channels are fully accessible to people with sight loss. If you have a website, make sure that blind or partially sighted people can fully access the pages, forms or any downloads. Ensure printed materials are available in alternative formats (Braille, large print, audio).