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Accessible Day

Sat 16 Mar 2019


Join us for Disabled Access Day, a biannual event in the United Kingdom that celebrates accessibility.

10:00-11:00am: Quiet Hour

During quiet hour, changes are made in our spaces to make the gallery more comfortable and accessible for visitors with additional needs.

•              -Designated quiet space in Clore Learning Studio

•              -Hand dryers in the toilets will be turned off

•              -Ear defenders are available to borrow, and loud exhibits will be set to a low volume

•              -Staff radios will be set to a low level

•              -No music in café

•              -Drinks served in paper cups

•              -Quiet Hour signs will placed around the gallery encouraging all visitors to contribute to a calm and relaxed atmosphere.

10:15-11:30am: Women and Autism Film (part of POW), age restriction 12+

A film made by the Kent Autistic Trust. It shows five women talking about how autism has affected their lives. Following the screening Marion Armstrong (a member of the Turner Contemporary Access Group) will share her experiences of living with the condition and answer any questions raised.

11:00-12:00pm: Audio Described Highlight Tour 

You’ll be able to explore the gallery space, stories and the objects in the exhibitions accompanied by audio description from a Navigator

You can ask questions throughout. The tour will last for 1 hour, with standing and walking. There will be opportunities to sit, and seating is available on request.

12:00-2:00pm: Kent Association for the Blind Demonstration

KAB simulation resources and visual impairment presentation on Balcony - Sighted Guided experiences available from qualified Mobility Officers for visually impaired people.

2:00-3:00pm: Smell the Exhibition

Givaudan staff members support with fragrance resources which have been created especially for Katie Paterson’s exhibition.

2:00-3:00pm: BSL Tour

BSL Tour with voiceover, followed by time to meet Jason Tennant, our resident BSL tour guide