The Singapore Art Museum (SAM)’s first dedicated programme for visually impaired visitors, one of its outreach initiatives to extend the art experience to audiences of all backgrounds and abilities, makes its debut on Tuesday (30 October 2018).
The portable and interactive SAM Touch Collection will showcase adaptations of works by local artists in SAM’s collection which are accompanied by supplementary resources, such as audio guides and reproductions of finer artwork details for visually impaired visitors.
The research that has supported the launch of this project was led by artist Alecia Neo, with support from research assistants Kirin Heng and Valerie Lee. We would like to thank our key project consultants Dr. Silvia Soler Gallego of Kaleidoscope Universal Accessibility, sculptor Victor Tan, and Tay Swee Kim of Singapore Association for the Visually-Handicapped for generously sharing their expertise, experience, and resources with us.

We would like to thank the following organisations for supporting our focus group sessions:
Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School Visually-impaired Students
Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH)
Singapore Guide Dog Association

Special thanks to following people for offering their knowledge and support for our research:
Jade Chen
Melanie Chua
Kim Ong
Yow Siew Kar

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