Accessible Planetarium Shows

The vision: Helping visitors with sensory impairments to derive greater benefits from planetarium shows

Project Summary:  We have purchased and created special learning aids to help partially-sighted or blind visitors enjoy our planetarium shows as much as possible eg. Braille picture books with tactile illustrations bookmarked to match the content of our shows, and four catchy songs to summarise the constellation highlights of each season. Hearing-impaired visitors can request a BSL interpreter when booking as a group, and we are also steadily adding English (and Arabic) subtitles to our fulldome (360-degree) film shows.

Your contact name: Mario Di Maggio

Your organization: Thinktank, Birmingham

Participants: Museum visitors with visual or hearing impairments

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