Audio Description Services for Museums

prototype, community participation, persons with disabilities, Good Seed

On-demand audio description services that enable the blind and persons with low vision to understand museum exhibits


The visually impaired (VI) may seldom take part in museum visits. This venture aims to provide blind and people with low vision with professional audio description (AD) tours for museums so that the number and quality of their visits to museums can be increased.
This service provides VI not only with more opportunities to get access to museum exhibits but also more social interaction with describers, companions and other visitors through which a more socially inclusive community can be built. VI will be hired as Description Quality Evaluators and members of the underprivileged groups will be recruited as helpers and companions.


  • Click on the image below for a video featuring the venture, produced by a team of young people under the Social Innovation Short Film Sponsorship Scheme.

Name of Organisation

Audio Description Association (Hong Kong) Limited

Approved Funding Amount


Funding Period (Status)

9 months (Ended)


  • Recruited 3 describers and provided relevant training
  • Recruited 5 blind/VI persons to be the Description Quality Evaluators
  • Organised 8 AD tours at Hong Kong Science Museum, Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences with over 200 blind/VI persons participated