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Can technology make the Tower of London more accessible?

Posted by | April 9, 2018 | News | No Comments
Historic Roya Palaces

Opening up a 1,000 year old castle

The Tower of London is a 1000-year-old fortress, palace and prison. It was designed to be very hard to get into – and even harder to escape from! But today, this world-famous castle welcomes over 3-million visitors every year.

At Historic Royal Palaces we are dedicated to opening up our spaces and stories to as many people as possible.

However, the Tower is an ancient building with many stairs, narrow passageways, cobbles, and uneven surfaces. Some areas have low light and it is often crowded and noisy. Some of its stories are told in sound – and many of its spaces are explained with printed text.

We’re working with students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute on this research project into how digital technologies could help us address some of these access challenges.

By completing this survey you will be helping to make the Tower a more accessible place for D/deaf and disabled visitors in the future. We want to know about how you use digital technologies in your daily life – and your experience of them at other cultural sites.

Thank you in advance for sharing your experiences.

Complete the survey 

We’re looking for D/deaf and disabled people to take this short survey into how digital technologies could open up the Tower for them.

Will you help?

The full survey is available in text, BSL videos, open to screen readers and with full browser accessibility options.

www.hrp.org.uk/accessibility/digital-accessibility-survey/#gs.KsDkBNs