Accessibility in the visual arts

The importance of making art accessible for the blind and low vision community cannot be overstated. It’s about ensuring that a whole section of society doesn’t remain excluded from the profound experiences art can offer. As an advocate for accessibility in visual art, let’s discuss some of the ways art can be made accessible to those with no sight, allowing an opportunity to connect with the emotions, stories, and creativity that artists pour into their work.

Social Media

Everyone uses social media. What if there was a simple and quick way to make your posts accessible for the low vision community and increase your audience at the same time? With this quick tutorial you can reach a whole new demographic with just a few quick clicks. 



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Audio Descriptions

The blind and low vision community use audio descriptions to envision hat they are experiencing. Adding audio descriptions to your work when it is being exhibited is the easiest way to add inclusivity and accessibility to your art. 

This tutorial explains how to write and record an effective audio description script and some recommendations for setting them up for your viewers to access. 



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Rocky Mountain Notional Park, in the foreground, evergreens line the base of the cloud covered Hallett Peak. The clouds seem to be rooling onto the peak which is mostly bare because it is above the tree line.

Three people stand on a beach watching a sunset. The sun is casting long shadows of the people toward the viewer. The sky is cloudy and on the right side of the image is a ridge that juts out into the ocean with a triangular shaped observation building on top.

Tactile Art

If you are a sculptor or create other physical media like ceramics, this tutorial explains the need for creating a smaller version of your main work that can be displayed alongside your exhibited piece. 

If you are a painter, photographer or printmaker, we cover the new technology allowing tactile versions of 2d art to be created. The resulting piece is touchable, sturdy and can provide a new level of immersive experience for viewers of your work.  


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Ted, a stout man with a ponytail and glasses sits on a wooden bench with his black lab guide dog Fauna. They are both looking at the camera and both wearing hats. Behind them, a sunset sky with clouds can be seen over the peaks of the rocky mountains. Brown grass and snow can be seen behind them as well.

About the author

Ted Tahquechi is a blind photographer, travel influencer, disability advocate and photo educator based in Denver, Colorado. You can see more of Ted’s work at

Ted operates Blind Travels, a travel blog designed specifically to empower blind and visually impaired travelers.

Ted’s body-positive Landscapes of the Body project has been shown all over the world, learn more about this intriguing collection of photographic work at:

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