Events for Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Visitors
• We run a series of BSL, Lipspeaking and Speech-to-Text gallery talks and tours for every exhibition. These tours are delivered by Deaf artists as well as curators and artist educators. Deaf hosts support the events.
• We welcome hearing dogs.
• Audio guides with loops are available upon request.
• Radio receivers for personal amplification are provided for lipspeaking gallery tours.
• Induction loops are available at all information desks in Burlington House and also in the Royal Academy shop.
Exhibition Audio Tour Transcripts:
Click here to read the Exhibition Audio Tour Transcript of 'George Bellows (1882–1925): Modern American Life' (275 KB)
Click here to read the Exhibition Audio Tour Transcript of 'Manet: Portraying Life' (311 KB)
Click here to read the Exhibition Audio Tour Transcript of 'David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture' (253 KB)
Click here to read the Exhibition Audio Tour Transcript of 'Degas and the Ballet' (259 KB)
Click here to read the Exhibition Audio Tour Transcript of 'Building the Revolution' (1.0 MB)
Click here to read the Exhibition Audio Descriptive Stops of 'Building the Revolution' (555 KB)
Please note these are for personal use only and not to be reproduced.
BSL and Lipspeaking Tours- Archive
All RA exhibitions are accompanied by BSL and Lipspeaking Gallery Tours:
Click here to read Francoise Durrance's tour of 'Watteau: The Drawings', 25 March 2011 (42 KB)
Click here to read Serena Cant's tour of 'Modern British Sculpture', 25 February 2011 (28 KB)
Click here to read Harry Baxter's tour of 'Modern British Sculpture', 4 February 2011 (39 KB)
Click here to read Nadia Nadarajah's tour of 'Glasgow Boys', 10 December 2010 (41 KB)
Click here to read Paul Brandford's tour of 'Glasgow Boys', 26 November 2010 (31 KB)
Click here to read John Wilson's tour of 'Treasures from Budapest', 12 November 2010 (39 KB)
Click here to read Abigail Hirsch's tour of the Summer Exhibition 2012 (69 KB)
This was the first time I had seen voice activated text and it was great…you can look at the picture and not lose your place, and it is virtually mistake free and slower. I think it is the way forward.
A Deaf visitor to a captioned "Glasgow Boys' talk
...Just a quick note to say how excellent the tour itself was and how helpful (essential) the lipspeaking accompaniment was. Many thanks indeed to both Harry and Vicky - great job. I also thought the exhibition itself was tremendous and the 'balanced/mixed' curation absolutely right.
Feedback following a 'Modern British Sculpture' Lipspeaking tour, February 2011