New technology, new approaches to accessibility

New technology, new approaches to accessibility

I’m pleased to report a marked improvement in the way those with hearing difficulties are catered for in major exhibitions at both the National Gallery of Australia and the Australian National Museum in Canberra.

We attended the Love and Desire – Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate, and Rome : City and Empire exhibitions during the week. In both cases, the audio guide was available for download as an app to your own device and both had full transcripts available as part of the normal download. The gallery had theirs as a separate track, the museum was scroll down to text below the audio play button for each station.

Top marks for both institutions!  Now if only we can get that chi-rho displayed the right way up…

Chi-Rho plaque and Coin of Constantine
Chi-Rho plaque, Water Newton, England 4th C.

 

 

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