[accessibleimage] In Touch with Art 2010-In Touch with Art 2010International perspectives on equal access to museums for people with vision impairment.

In Touch with Art 2010International perspectives on equal access to museums for 
people with vision impairment.
13-14 October 2010, Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonThe 
Conference

In Touch with Art 2007 conference Europe's leading conference about museums, 
heritage and people with vision impairment once again brings together experts 
from Europe and North America. It's a unique opportunity to discover new best 
practice, take part in discussions about contemporary issues and enrol in study 
visits to London's leading museums.

On Wednesday 13 October, speakers from the UK, US and Continental Europe will 
present best practice case-studies and engage delegates in discussion about 
contemporary issues. The conference provides ample opportunities for networking 
and each delegate will receive an up-to-date list of web-based resources.

Thursday 14 October is the opportunity to explore disability equality and 
access for vision impaired people at London's major museums, to develop audio 
description skills or to enrol in accredited visual awareness training.

The unique offer of themed break-out sessions on day one, combined with site 
visits and training on day two makes this conference highly suited for both new 
and seasoned practitioners.

The closing session of the conference will discuss a Conference Resolution with 
recommendations for decision makers, in response to the United Nations 
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (which came into force in 
July 2009).

In Touch with Art is for museum and heritage professionals, local organisations 
and social workers, policy makers and funders and anyone interested in equal 
access to museums for vision impaired people.

This highly interactive conference provides an exceptional opportunity to 
explore:

What makes best museum practice?
How to involve people with vision impairment?
What are the barriers people with vision impairment face when visiting museums?
What do we know about quality access to collections and what new approaches are 
needed?
In Touch with Art 2010 offers a unique chance to network with international 
experts, learn about best practice and shape the agenda for the future. The 
delegate pack includes an up-to-date list of cross-Atlantic resources.

We are pleased to announce a partnership between European Blind Union (EBU) and 
St Dunstan's for the In Touch with Art conference.  For more information about 
EBU please visit the site http://www.euroblind.org/

For more information about the conference please contact Events Team on
+44 (0) 20 7616 8368 or email itwa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

http://www.st-dunstans.org.uk/about_us/in_touch_with_art/

program
http://www.st-dunstans.org.uk/about_us/in_touch_with_art/itwa_programme.html





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