We did it
On 23rd March 2021 we successfully raised £775 ( + est. £108.75 Gift Aid ) with 27 supporters in 35 days

We aim with audio recordings to enable the visually impaired to 'see' the items in our collection as illustrated on Facebook during pandemic

by Kathy Talbot in Tenby, Wales, United Kingdom

New stretch target

There are many other things we would like to be able to do as part of this ongoing project.  In an ideal world we would be able to offer so many other facilities such as Braille labelling, tactile objects (both from the collection and models of objects housed in cases), large format labels, large print handout and increased audio description.  We also wish to review the internal layout of the building and offer new improved lighting, clearly marked handrails and stair treads, all designed to make the visit as safe and comfortable as possible.  With this ongoing work we would aim to involve RNIB Cymru and also local organisations , taking guidance and advice from these organisations and from those who live with sight loss on a day to day basis. With the right advice and help we can bring visually impaired people into our volunteer team.   Museums have an obligation and responsibility to be part of tackling health inequalities and this project will help us to do that.


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 With funding we will be able to offer facilities through a series of both online and in house provisions to make all visits (whether virtual or physical) a more rewarding and enlightening experience for the blind and partially sighted and contribute to wellbeing through culture.  In doing so we will open the doors of interaction to all visitors, fostering an environment of social inclusion.  There is a substantial proportion of the UK living with some form of sight loss with, as of 2017, 350,000 people on the register of blind and partially sighted, 174,000 registered with severe sight impairment and 177,000 registered as sight impaired.

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So how will we do it?

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Curator working with Dementia group

Every journey begins with the first step.....

This would be our first step towards providing an online visitor experience for the many suffering from sight issues and isolation and we have plans to improve the facilities within the museum once we are able to reopen again, including looking at Braille texts, large print labels, lighting and audio descriptions.

Our Curator has already had some experience of working with "Vocal Eyes" and also the RNIB on previous projects as well as researching the Facebook posts and recording podcasts so the experience is there.  We will seek advice from RNIB Cymru and PLANED (a charitable social enterprise and community lead partnership) with regards to hosting the podcasts to make them easily accessible for all.

This is our starting point in providing further facilities for the visually impaired and the money raised will help in getting the stories out there for all to enjoy.

Thank you.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

2 of 100 claimed

Tasty Treat!

"Tasteful Tenby" is a fully illustrated professionally printed and bound book, which features two subjects close to the museum staff’s heart – history and food. It is an eighty page recipe book that mixes the gourmet with the historical and serves up in bite-size chunks not only mouth-watering recipes but also the history of the town.

£5 or more

The Strength of Five

To us £5 can be a real help towards achieving our goals and means a great deal to us. Every little helps and thank you so much for your support and as we're doing well, we've decided to add a reward as a thank you. A print of Eric Bradforth's painting of Tenby in 1586

£10 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Stick With Us!

As a thank you for your support we will send you one of the fridge magnets of Tenby from our shop - see how they look on Facebook - elegant addition to any fridge!


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