Audio Described Touch Tours

6-7pm Thursday, July 27th and Thursday, August 10th, 2017 

The Ohio Craft Museum will offer two audio described touch tours of the exhibitions currently on view: A Feast For the Eyes, a collection of 27 contemporary art quilts; and For the Table, a showcase of functional pottery by over 25 artists from across the United States.

Designed for visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their companions, the tour offers the ability to experience the richness and diversity of the works on display. The guide, Jane Ehrenfeld, will combine verbal descriptions of the works with the tactile experience of touching samples of materials, facsimiles or the artworks themselves.

The hour-long tours will take place Thursday, July 27 and Thursday, August 10th, both at 6pm. Space is limited for this free program; please RSVP by calling the museum at (614) 486-4402 or email info@ohiocraft.org.  This program has been made possible through support by optometrist Karen Riccio, and her practice in Grandview Heights, Eye Designs.

touch tours are sponsored by Dr. Karen Riccio of Eye Designs

Virtual Audio Tour- Best of 2017

Follow this link to find the verbal descriptions of works used in our Best of 2017 audio described touch tour.

What Is An Audio Described Touch Tour? 

An audio described touch tour is a tour of an exhibit that combines audio or verbal description of visual objects with the tactile experience of touching the art (when permissible) or replicas, facsimiles or other props that assist visitors who are blind or visually impaired as well as other tactile learners in forming a fuller impression of the materials.

The describer provides imagery using detailed language, but does not interpret the material.  In a gallery or museum setting, some interpretive information may be included if provided by the curator or artist, but the tour is intended to give comparable access to the art as would be available to any other visitor. Previous tours made possible through the Ohio Arts Council.