Museum and Heritage Access Survey 2020

VocalEyes together with Stagetext and Autism in Museums are researching the museum visitor experience for people who use access support – this may be facilities, resources or events. We are undertaking a national survey of visitors which is the first of its kind. It will reveal what people with access requirements need from our museums and heritages sites, and how well …

Autism Awareness Week Resources 2020

I am very aware that lots of you are looking at the website for resources to understand autism and to think about how you can make your museum more autism friendly as well as train staff and volunteers during this difficult time when everyone is on shutdown. I am delighted to refresh the Kids in Museums Autism resource, first produced …

State of Museum Access 2018 – a new report

Autism in Museums is delighted to have been asked by VocalEyes to collaborate on the State of Museum Access 2018 report.  A major barrier to disabled people visiting museums is the lack of advance information. Museum websites are key tools for providing visitor access information, and the absence of this contributes to the ‘disability engagement gap’; where people with a …

Tower Bridge, Autism Early Opening, July 2017

Just the thought of being a tourist in my own city often fills me with a sense of dread. The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, all those people and all those queues. It is too much, too busy and too overwhelming for my autistic daughter. It often means we don’t even try. Tower Bridge was one of …