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Visually Impaired and Blind Touch Tours

Funded on Spacehive 2 June 2023 Delivered 13 September 2023

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Visually Impaired and Blind Touch Tours

Braille IT By Braille IT

We would like to widen the opportunities of our group in arts, culture & sport by taking blind and visually impaired adults to audio described touch tours at the theatre, spa events and audio sports.

Clitheroe Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Jun 2023!

Braille IT offers free accredited UEB Braille Classes to Blind and Visually impaired people, their carers, parents and anyone (sighted or visually impaired/blind) who is interested in learning Braille. We are very honoured to be awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary services in 2016. We are a community and volunteer project delivering braille tuition to support and encourage independence, positive outlook on life and general wellbeing. In addition to providing UEB classes our objectives are to break down barriers, reduce isolation, be inclusive and improve access for this vulnerable group to culture and wellbeing activities. Thus contributing to better mental health and physical health. We have been providing this service for over 16 years and we are a registered charity.

What we'll deliver:

  • Theatre Trips with Touch Tour and Audio Described Accessability
  • Spa Wellbeing Day
  • Audio described Sports Activities

Why it's a great idea:

Individuals with impaired vision may have great difficulty in accessing and negotiating art, cultural and sporting activities. The project will widen the opportunities for a vulnerable group of people who have reduced access to Arts, Cultural and Sporting activities. We believe there is a lack of understanding about blindness and sight loss and we can help to break down these barriers. This will help to change the perceptions about people living with sight loss. We understand the difficulties that visually impaired people encounter within these environments and can provide ways in which problems may be overcome. This will encourage a social and inclusive experience.

Steps to get it done:

  • Booking Touch Tour at the Theatre
  • Booking Spa Accessibility Day
  • Booking Audio Sporting Event


Location Clitheroe

About the space

Custom Location


Ribble Valley Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £10,211

Accessible Spa Day - £3,472 (34%)
Minibus Hire - £2,040 (20%)
Accessible sports - £2,000 (20%)
Theatre Ticket - £1,200 (12%)
Refreshments - £800 (8%)
Other - £699 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Accessible Spa Day
Minibus Hire
Accessible sports
Theatre Ticket
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • More activities

Total £10,211

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