University of Edinburgh

Disabled Access Day: Saturday 12 March 2016

Artlink have told us about the venues across Edinburgh are offering special events to highlight their accessibility. Here are a list of the events on offer. Please book where necessary with the venue.

Events will also be held in other parts of Scotland and the UK, check the Disabled Access Day website for more information.

Welcome to the Library

National Library of Scotland
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop in for tea, coffee and biscuits and learn more about the Library, our collections, exhibitions and accessible events programme. Library staff will answer questions and welcome feedback on how we can improve access. Learn about our exhibition, 'Plague!', which tells the story of how Scotland coped with outbreaks of infectious diseases over the past 600 years.

The library offers regular descriptive tours and handling opportunities for visitors with sight loss. A portable loop system will be available during this event and library staff are trained in verbal description.

Free, no need to book.

Descriptive Tour and Lunch: Fruitmarket Gallery

Market Street
1pm - 2pm

Join an informal lunch and taster exhibition tour with a difference, led by artist Juliana Capes. Focusing on our Sara Barker exhibition through detailed descriptions of the artworks and artists practice, this tour is perfect for people with visual impairments and anyone who wants to take an alternative journey through contemporary art.

The Fruitmarket are offering free transport to this event from and to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for those attending events there as part of Disabled Access Day.

How to book: Phone: 0131 225 2383 Email

Outdoor Sensory Sculpture Tour

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - Modern One
Tours at 11am and 2.30pm

Join an outdoor sculpture sensory tour at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Suitable for all audiences.
Free, no booking required.

Portrait Gallery Taster Session

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Sessions at 11.30am and 2pm

Come and hear about the Portrait Gallery's programme for visually impaired visitors and explore the historical embroidery handling resources. Suitable for all audiences.
Free, no booking required

Inclusive Ceilidh

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dance Base will be holding an inclusive Ceilidh with a live accordionist. The session will be open for the full 90 minutes and all are welcome to join in or observe/listen as they wish. We will also be offering tours of the building throughout this time. Refreshments will be available. The event is free.

If you would like further information or have any questions, please email, call 0131 225 5525 or pop in and visit us.

Tours for Visually Impaired Visitors: National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street
Tours at 11am and 2pm

New for Disabled Access Day, developed for visitors with visual impairment, take an introductory tour around two of the Scottish galleries in the National Museum of Scotland, with an opportunity to touch objects from our handling collection.
Places are limited to six people.

How to book: Phone: 0300 123 6789