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Producing Tactile Images. Workshop: Colchester, UK


Photo of Colchester Castle Museum13.5.2008  This is a one day workshop at Colchester Castle Museum (Essex, UK).

Most castles were built to keep people out, but in a more enlightened age they have gone to great lengths to make this one accessible - worth the trip just to see how they did that.

This introductory course will provide practical information and examples on the use of tactile images and diagrams in museums
and galleries. This will be a hands-on training session with interactive exercises rather than a lecture-style presentation. It will be led by Sue King, who is the Tactile Images, Maps and Signage Consultant for RNIB


  • Understanding tactile images and how they can be used to enhance displays and promote learning.
  • Using supportive information for any tactile image e.g. audio description.
  • Give guidance on description writing for people with sight difficulties.
  • Give guidance on how to decide whether to provide a tactile image or provide an alternative interpretation.
  • To explain the basic design principles for tactile images.

For more information or to book please contact:

Ciara Canning on (0044) (0)1206 282935 or email

Colchester and Ipswich Museum service
Our vision is to create a museum service that is a source of pride, inspiration and fun

Marie Taylor Marketing Officer
Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service
Museum Resource Centre
14, Ryegate Road
Essex CO1 1YG
Tel (0044) (0)1206 282927
Fax (0044) (0)1206 282925

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