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How to design and curate accessible exhibitions. "When planning an exhibition, especially one with a largely visual range of exhibits, it's important to ensure that all demographics of society (including blind or partially sighted people) are catered for, so everyone can get the most out of the event. There are many ways that organisations can ensure they have accessible exhibitions.

Professor Anne Chick (Professor of Design at the University of Lincoln) noted that organisers who ignore accessibility may miss out on a large demographic of potential visitors. "People over the age of 65 years are the fastest growing group visiting museums and galleries in the UK, so it is important these establishments address their baseline practicalities of access. Research also tells us that the accessible exhibitions and the assistance of staff are seen as the most important factors to blind or partially sighted visitors." Image: View of the exhibition titled ‘3D Printing: The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful’ 
Read more via https://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/how-to-accessible-exhibitions?utm_source=Connect_enews_23&utm_medium=email&utm_content=accessible-exhibitons&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Issue%2023%20-%20Connect%20enewsletter%20April%208&utm_campaign=Accessible%20exhibitions&launch_ID=1843

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How to design and curate accessible exhibitions. "When planning an exhibition, especially one with a largely visual range of exhibits, it's important to ensure that all demographics of society (including blind or partially sighted people) are catered for, so everyone can get the most out of the event. There are many ways that organisations can ensure they have accessible exhibitions. Professor Anne Chick (Professor of Design at the University of Lincoln) noted that organisers who ignore accessibility may miss out on a large demographic of potential visitors. "People over the age of 65 years are the fastest growing group visiting museums and galleries in the UK, so it is important these establishments address their baseline practicalities of access. Research also tells us that the accessible exhibitions and the assistance of staff are seen as the most important factors to blind or partially sighted visitors." Image: View of the exhibition titled ‘3D Printing: The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful’ Read more via https://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/how-to-accessible-exhibitions?utm_source=Connect_enews_23&utm_medium=email&utm_content=accessible-exhibitons&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Issue%2023%20-%20Connect%20enewsletter%20April%208&utm_campaign=Accessible%20exhibitions&launch_ID=1843 #RNIBMidlands  #rnib  #research  #exhibition  #ProfessorChick  #blind  #visuallyImpaired  #accessibility  #ZoePartington  #collaboration  #BryonyWindsor  #practicalities  #socialInclusion 

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