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Sensing the past: widening access for visually impaired visitors

Simulation specs

Witley Court, Worcestershire

Thursday 10th July: 10.15am - 1.15pm or 2pm - 5pm  

Two half-day training sessions provided by the Council for British Archaeology in pursuance of our vision of archaeology for all. Aimed at individuals who work or volunteer in roles that involve public engagement in the heritage sector, the course will be run by Headland Archaeology's Community Archaeologist, Sam Thomas, alongside a tutor from the Royal National College for the Blind.


To develop:

  • understanding of the difficulties and challenges faced by VIPs
  • skills and confidence in communicating effectively with VIPs
  • knowledge of how visual and audio aids can be used to immerse a person in an exhibition
  • understanding of how to effectively use tactile instillations to enrich engagement 


Car parking is available at Witley Court. There are two half day courses running on the same day and attendees can chose to attend a morning or afternoon session. The first starts at 10.15am and the second at 2pm. Within the setting of the English Heritage property of Witley Court, participants will engage in a series of hands-on sessions and simulations. 

There will be a break for tea; refreshments will be provided and toilet facilities are available at the visitors centre. To make the most of the opportunity, attendees might want to have a notepad and pen to hand. Learning materials will be provided as part of the course.

Please visit eventbrite to book on the morning or afternoon session.

For any queries concerning the sessions, please email Tara-Jane Sutcliffe, CBA Training

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