Mind's Eye Services

Ceramic works by Halima Cassell being described at a tour at Manchester Art Gallery

Mind’s Eye services delivered with the highest standards to guarantee access to the arts for blind and partially-sighted people.

Mind's Eye Audio Description

Engaging Audio Description

Bringing online and theatre performances to life through professional audio description.

Julie Hesmondhalgh chatting to audio description attenders at a performance of Mother Courage at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Audio Description for live and online events, and also film

From scripting the description, to the final delivery, either live or recorded, - years of experience ensure that timing, choice of vocabulary, scene sensitivity and careful delivery are all considered. Comprehensive theatre introductions paint a picture of set, character and costumes, and provide useful credits and other information.

Audio described tour of the Martin Parr exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

Descriptive tours in Galleries, Museums and Heritage sites

These interactive tours allow visitors to visualise the works or objects on display through descriptions of size, shape, colour, perspective, subject, use, texture and other features. The describer works alongside venue staff to cover key context and background information.

  • Gallery
  • Museum
  • Narration
  • Theatres
Mind's Eye Touch Tours & Handling Sessions

Touch Tours & Handling Sessions

Enabling a hands-on experience through a theatre touch tour or gallery and museum handling session.

Mind's Eye Touch tours and handling Audio description attenders meeting Lip Service actors Sue Ryding and Maggie Fox, at Oldham Coliseum Theatre


We lead the touch tours on theatre stages allowing blind and partially sighted audiences a hands-on experience of set and costumes. We liaise directly with the Company and Stage Management teams and venue staff to ensure a safe, enjoyable and inspiring time for all.

A blind attender poses with the photograph of red Kinky Boots at the touch tour for the show at the Regent Theatre, Stoke A blind visitor at The Whitworth gets hands on with a sculpture by Jacob Epstein

Galleries and Museums

We work closely with Curators and Learning staff in Galleries and Museums to encourage blind and partially sighted visitors to explore art-works and objects by touch, with audio description.

  • Tactile
  • Exploration
  • Props
  • Artifacts
Mind's Eye Audio Guides and Brochures

Audio Guides and Brochures

Mind’s Eye works to produce the very best, high quality, digital audio to increase access to the arts at venues across the UK and online.

A sound mixing desk
A microphone on a stand
A pair of headphones

What to expect

We provide recorded descriptive guides for Galleries and Museums and audio brochures for theatres and other organisations.

  • Audio
  • Brochures
  • Gallery
  • Museum
Mind's Eye Audio Description

Bespoke Training

Learn to paint pictures with words, enhance your vocal skills and improve access.

Mind's Eye Bespoke Training Courses

Training Courses

Anne Hornsby works with Galleries and Museums in the UK and Ireland to train arts professionals and volunteers on visual impairment awareness and audio description skills. As well as touch tour training sessions, she provides courses for Front-line staff on how to ensure the best service is offered for visitors with low or no vision.

A group of blind and partially sighted school Pupils listening to an audio describer.

Valued Feedback

"HOME has worked with Mind's Eye Description on a large range of work including theatre, film, online performances, touch tours and staff training. Anne and the team are a pleasure to work with, offering excellent advice and support alongside their superb description work."

Read more Mind’s Eye endorsements.

We are here when you need us

Do you require audio description for an exhibition, event, or performance? Or do you require training for your staff?

If you are searching for audio description for your event, then Mind’s Eye can help. Anne Hornsby and her team have been providing audio description services since 1992, and we pride ourselves on our expertise, dedication, professionalism and high standards – just what you and your audience deserve.

Copyright © mindseyedescription.co.uk

Company Registration Number: 7183672

Thanks to Vincent Abbey Photography

Website by Aly Sebastien

Accessibility Settings

Change the contrast, choose if you wish to view images and adjust the font size to improve your user experience.

Change the colours

Hide Images

We use cookies

We may place these for analysis of our visitor data, to improve our website, and to present you with a great website experience. For more information please read our cookie-policy.html.