Co-producing an inclusively designed exhibition with partially sighted, blind and elderly participants

The research project aims to challenge the traditional boundaries of the researched and the researcher.  People who are blind or visually impaired will be involved as equal partners, ensuring the project is jointly initiated, developed, implemented, evaluated and publicised.  The project focuses on ‘intellectual access’ for people with sight loss visiting local galleries and museums through the inclusive design and curatorship of exhibitions.

The research aims to add ‘real-world research’ guidance on how galleries and museums can effectively respond to impromptu visits from people who have sight loss, thus support independent living.  Additionally the coproduced process aims to bring greater understanding of how to build collaborations between venues and disabled visitors.

The 1 year project will be coproduced by the University of Lincoln, National Centre for Craft and Design, RNIB Regional Centre (Midlands) and AgeUK (Lincoln).