Civic University: Seamlessly Sensing at the National Heritage Paralympic Trust

Project: Research

Project Details


The project will use the Workshop for Inclusive Co-created Audio Description (developed
by Thompson with Eardley (U of Westminster) to create Multi-Sensory Description of 12 3D
Paralympic and disability related museum objects that will be accessed through 3 virtual galleries
– 1. Celebrating Disability across Buckinghamshire Museums, 2. the History of British Blind Sport
and 3. Dr Guttmann Founder of the Paralympic Movement. The project is co-created by National Paralympic Heritage Trust, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire (CEO Vicky Hope-Walker) and
Hannah Thomspon, Royal Holloway University of London. It also involves 6 Buckinghamshire
museums (Buckingham Old Gaol; the Roahl Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden;
Amersham Museum; Chesham Museum; Milton Keynes Gallery, and Milton’s Cottage, Chalfont
St-Giles) as well as community partners Bucks Vision and Blind British Sport and WICAD Project
Research Fellow Lindsay Bywood (University of Westminster). As part of their current
development of online galleries, the NPHT will deploy the W-ICAD model that was designed and
evaluated during the AHRC / NEH project ‘I don’t see what you mean’: Broadening participation
through co-created inclusive digital museum audio.’ The project will create multi-sensory audio
descriptions and evaluate their effectiveness with a range of partners. It will also provide training
for a range of museum professionals and volunteers across Buckinghamshire, providing them
with the expertise and knowledge to embed the creation of inclusive audio description in their
Short titleSeamlessly Sensing
Effective start/end date27/11/2330/06/24