New service for visually impaired at Tower Museum

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Tower Museum. 3003JM61

By Brendan McDaid

Brendan McDaid@jpress.co.uk

Twitter: @derryjournal

From Wednesday February 3, the Discovery Pen Programme will allow those with limited vision to access detailed audio descriptions of the objects on display in the Story of Derry exhibition.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Mayor of Derry & Strabane Elisha McCallion, said: “The pens will really bring the exhibition to life for those whose visitor experiences are limited and allow them to access all the information they need to enjoy the Story of Derry.”

Archivist with the Tower Museum, Ronan McConnell, added: “Our primary aim at the Museum is to make the story of the city open and accessible to all, and with the new Discovery Pens we can now make the exhibition even more inclusive.”

Shaun Canny from the RNIB will join the Mayor to launch the Discovery Pens and will examine the benefits of the programme before a short demonstration. The event is free and takes place on Wednesday February 3rd at 11am. Anyone interested should RSVP to tower.reception@derrystrabane.com.