Beyond Sight: Tactile Tours for Low or No Vision Visitors

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
  • Pavilion E


Donnelly Wilburn, Docent and Art Beyond Sight Co-chair, Seattle Art Museum
Andrea Smith-Clarke, Docent and Art Beyond Sight Co-chair, Seattle Art Museum
J. Andrew Henley, PhD, Curator of Education and Community Engagement, Museum of Glass
Sean Mobley, Docent Services Specialist, The Museum of Flight
Rebecca Engelhardt, Collections/Exhibitions Manager, Museum of Glass


Katie Buckingham, Curator, Museum of Glass


  • Community Engagement
Tactile tours are a great way to open exhibitions and collections to a whole new audience. This session will describe the successes and learning opportunities for three different tactile tours offered by the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight (Seattle, WA), and Museum of Glass (Tacoma, WA). It will provide best practices for tour format and length, suggestions for outreach to low-vision groups, and an activity to practice writing visual descriptions for art and artifacts. #nutsandbolts