Increasing inclusion through audio described exhibits: A case study

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Adding audio and/or touch components to library exhibits has been reported to improve accessibility. Audio description replaces important visual content with equivalent spoken information. While initially implemented to assist people who are blind or have low vision, audio description is beneficial for a broader audience. The concise and objective translation of visual content promotes new ways of learning, helps individuals with language development and strengthens writing skills. This case study describes an audio description pilot project and the authors’ successful exploration into developing a cost-effective method of adding an audio description component to library displays and exhibits.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)75-89
Number of pages15
JournalCollege and Undergraduate Libraries
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - 2021


  • Audio description
  • accessibility
  • exhibits
  • inclusion


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