The VocalEyes London Beyond Sight project is now live on our website.
A resource that audio describes London’s landmarks for blind and partially sighted people, both visitors and Londoners alike.
VocalEyes has invited a number of prominent Londoners to give their voice to and work with our professional describers to create a series of descriptions for landmarks and hidden gems in London.
These include key visitor destinations as well as locations off the beaten track.
The following London landmarks by key Londoners are now available:
The Cenotaph by Newscaster Alastair Stewart
The Pelicans, St James Park by Actor Alison Steadman
ZSL London Zoo by Actor and Writer Andrew Sachs
Theatre Royal Stratford East by Actor Barbara Windsor
Wigmore Hall by Lord Low of Dalston
The Buxton Memorial Fountain by Actor David Harewood
St Etheldreda’s Church by Newscaster Julie Etchingham
The Pineapple Pub by Actor Karl Johnson
St Martin in the Fields by Director and Actor Michael Elwyn
The Tower of London by Cricketer Mike Gatting
Bedford Park by Chair of New London Architecture and Writer Peter Murray
The Shard by Writer and Actor Steven Berkoff
The Peter Pan Statue by Professor Susan Greenfield
Bush House by Actor Zoe Wanamaker
Do visit the London Beyond Sight page of our website to listen to the audio descriptions of these London landmarks by the key Londoners.
Shortly to be added and coming soon:
Gordon’s Wine Bar by DJ Rob da Bank
The Old Vic Theatre by Actor and VocalEyes Patron Sir Derek Jacobi
The Gates of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre by Actor Mark Rylance
The Tomb of Edward the Confessor by the Dean of Westminster Abbey
The West London Synagogue by Baroness Neuberger
To name just a few!
Bravo London Beyond Sight from Art Beyond Sight. Since 2006, our New York Beyond Sight has offered verbal descriptions of our city’s landmark buildings, public art and historic sites via online recordings by prominent New Yorkers www.nybeyondsight.org. We are delighted that now UK natives and tourists, sighted and blind, can similarly enjoy London's visual riches. Our two sites reflect two great cities and are inspiring models for cities around the world! - Elisabeth Axel, founder and president, Art Beyond Sight
Watch out for more news about London Beyond Sight on our website as well as on Twitter and Facebook.