Facilities for People with Learning Disabilities or Dyslexia

For any assistance during your visit, please contact a member of staff or the Disability Officer on telephone +44 (0)20 7942 2766, text phone +44 (0)20 7942 2002, or email disability@vam.ac.uk.

Guiding service

If you require a guide to assist your visit, please book in advance by contacting the bookings office on telephone +44 (0)20 7942 2211, text phone +44 (0)20 7942 2002, or email bookings.office@vam.ac.uk.

Assistance cannot be guaranteed to visitors who do not book in advance.

Scanning pens

Text to speech scanners are available from the Information Desks. These hand-held scanners can be used to read and then speak aloud gallery guide or object label text around the museum. This device may be particularly helpful for people with dyslexia but may also prove useful for visitors whose first language is not English as the device can provide the meanings of individual words.

View a step-by-step guide on how to use the scanning pen.

Screen reader and other magnification technology

JAWS and MAGIC software is available on computer terminals in the National Art Library and the Print Room.

International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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Event - Pip Presents

Sat 14 March 2015 15:00–16:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Against the evocative backdrop of the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, enjoy a special production devised and delivered by PIP performers.

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