Disability Equality Scheme
Information and signage
The Gallery strives to provide information in forms that are accessible to all visitors and to cater for most needs. Information is on offer in alternative formats and is reviewed regularly. Signage is designed and situated to be as legible as possible.
Progress against objectives to 2006
The Gallery's floor-plans, and information on major exhibitions are available in large print. The Gallery's access leaflet is available on both CD-ROM and tape. Other material in alternative formats is available on request from the Information desks.
The Gallery's website which is accessible to most speech browsers provides information on the Gallery's programme of activities and services as well as on the collection. Signing was introduced for some information on the website this year. An audio version of the Gallery's access leaflet can also be found on the website. An accessible emailed monthly newsletter is sent to subscribers.
Banners on the outside of the Gallery were replaced this year with stronger contrast and larger type to increase legibility. Signage in the Pigott Education Centre has been enlarged.
Plans for 2007 onwards
The Head of Information will investigate the production of welcome sheets in Braille.
Advice is being sought from the RNIB on the production of a large print version of the floor plan and the possibility of a tactile one.
The Development Office is seeking sponsorship for an accessible audio-guide.
The Education department and the Access Group will investigate ways of advertising the services the Gallery offers to a wider range of disabled people building on the leaflet about the BSL programme currently being circulated through London Calling.
The Gallery is to review print used in the restaurants for menus, signage etc and will advise on using RNIB Clear Print format, and will ask for some menus to be printed in Large Print type size 16 - 22 point and some in Braille lettering.