Clovernook Center Braille Printing House’s award-winning Arts & Accessibility Initiative is our response to the very real need for improved accessible materials and experience in museums and public spaces.
Cultural institutions are becoming increasingly aware of the need for accessibility as a core consideration of their programs. When it comes to the provision of braille and other such resources however, these materials can be prohibitively expensive. Added to this, producers who are often contracted to produce accessible braille and tactile graphics lack the expertise needed to create an optimal product. Braille is often translated incorrectly, audio tracks can be confusing for the non-visual listener, and tactile graphics are not given the care and consideration that are required for them to be effective.
The Braille Printing House aims to apply its high-quality standards and principles of equal access to the realm of cultural experience. At the heart of this initiative is the inclusion of individuals who are blind and visually impaired in every step of the production process. In addition to the development of accessible materials, the initiative also offers on-site accessibility consulting and visitor experience audits.
Clovernook is uniquely positioned, with its wealth of experience and high-end equipment, to help ensure that cultural institutions are provided with accessible materials that have utility in practice, and not just in theory.
Interested in learning more?
- Tactile Graphics
- Site Visits/BVI Visitor Experience Audits