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Painting with Words

Painting with Words

  • ISL Interpreted
  • Speech to Text

Venue: Online

11–20 October 2021

Anne Hornsby, a pioneer of British Audio Description and Director of Mind’s Eye Description, delivered a series of four intensive training sessions which explored audio description and access for visitors to museums and galleries who are blind or visually impaired.

It took place on Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Monday 18, and Wednesday 20 October 2021 from 2-4pm IST and each training session was a mix of listening and practical activity.

The training aimed to:

  • introduce and practise specific skills needed for description in the museum and gallery environment;
  • refresh participants on etiquette when working with blind and partially-sighted visitors and to explore how best to meet their needs;
  • look more broadly at access provision in this sector for visually impaired visitors;
  • discuss best practises in offering services, and finding audiences for them;
  • familiarise ourselves with the various options available;
  • build confidence when working in this area;
  • share past and current approaches and to learn from each other;
  • and tackle the practical and logistical areas of consideration.

Due to limited capacity, this Workshop was restricted to one participant per arts and cultural organisation and registration was €90.

Live Speech to Text (CART) , Irish, American, and British Sign Language interpretation was available on request at the time of booking.

This event took place in Zoom.

Mind’s Eye Description provides description for drama, opera, ballet, museums and galleries. Online or live, our description engages the listeners and ensures equality of access.

Established in 1992 by Anne Hornsby, Mind’s Eye provides Audio Description for 200 events per year, for over 1,000 people who are blind and visually impaired.

Mind’s Eye received two major awards from ABP America and the Manchester Theatre Awards, plus nominations from RNIB and Henshaws.

Find out more about Mind’s Eye Description here.

Irish Sign Language (ISL) is the sign language used in the republic of Ireland. The language makes use of space and involves movement of hands, body, face and head. A sign language interpreter interprets what a person says or signs simultaneously, or immediately afterwards.

Speech to Text is a process of converting speech into text.