Part of the London Beyond Sight Project – led by arts audio description company Vocal Eyes – the audio resources have been created for blind and visually impaired Londoners and visitors to the city.
The recordings feature the voices of famous Londoners, who worked with professional Vocal Eyes describers to describe the capital’s landmarks and hidden gems. They also give their reasons for selecting the landmarks and share some stories and personal memories.
The 15-strong collection includes Lord Low of Dalston describing Wigmore Hall, Steven Berkoff describing The Shard and cricketer Mike Gatting describing the Tower of London.
More recordings will be added soon including an audio description of the Old Vic Theatre by actor and Vocal Eyes patron Derek Jacobi and the Gates of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre by actor Mark Rylance.
Listen to the audio descriptions on the Vocal Eyes website.