Are there audio describers for art museums?
Yes, there are. Audio description is a relatively new service that people with vision loss are finding effective. However, many museums offer audio tours, and mistakenly think that this is the same as audio description. But itâ€™s not. Audio tours provide a handheld receiver and the patron can input a code and hear a pre-recorded message about a particular display. Usually the information provided includes details about the itemâ€™s history or what makes it unique, but not descriptive words: what it looks like, the subject matter if it is a painting, or talk about its size, its markings, or what itâ€™s made of. That is what audio description can do.