In my work at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, I’m enjoying opportunities for access training, including RNIB training in sighted guiding techniques, allowing me the opportunity to take blind visitors around the Museum. I’ve enjoyed Audio Description training, a particular way to describe objects and displays, as well as architectural space, to guests with vision difficulties. I am also a Dementia Friend.
I’ve also been working with Susan Griffiths, (@MuseumsOutreach) and Headway (@HeadwayOxford,) a charity supporting people with brain damage. Together with groups from Headway, we’ve facilitated “My Brain Diaries”, an art-and-word-based project drawing on visual ideas from phrenology and concrete poetry, which is on display in the Museum’s Community Case in November 2017.