Soon galleries could be accessible to all! | University of Oxford

Soon galleries could be accessible to all!

Please touch the art

Researchers from Oxford University are mixing tactile images with audio descriptions. Using special touchable representations of famous artwork, placed next to the originals in the galleries, people can run their hand across specific details and activate both bespoke audio description, and curatorial interpretation of the work.

People who are blind or partially sighted who might never usually visit galleries, now say they have a reason to come!

Now art is becoming interactive, offering a new way to engage for both people who are blind or partially sighted, and sighted people looking for another way to engage with the visual arts.

The aim is to make this tech affordable for every gallery.

Which I think you’ll agree, is all very touching!