Visual Impairment

Welcome! On this page you will find information about events and resources that have been created specifically with people with a visual impairment in mind.  

Take part

Visually Impaired Programme

Join us for free, relaxed and sociable art sessions that take place online or live in the gallery on the third Wednesday of every month. 

Audio tours and talks

Descriptive Audio Tours 

Descriptive Audio Tours 

Explore artworks in the collection and exhibitions through audio descriptive tours. Listen to these audio tours from home or at the gallery using your own device (via Soundcloud and Smartify

Visually Impaired Tour | Sculpture Park

Join Artist, Juliana Capes as she takes you on a touch tour of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art's sculpture park. 

Visually Impaired Tour | Scottish National Gallery Highlights

Enjoy a descriptive audio tour of some of the best-loved artworks on display at the Scottish National Gallery.

Visually Impaired Tour | Portrait Gallery Highlights

Enjoy a descriptive audio tour of iconic portraits at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. 

Visually Impaired Tour | Conversations with the Collection

Enjoy a selection of audio descriptions of artworks at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 

Descriptive Audio Talks

Descriptive Audio Talks

In the Mind’s Eye is a series of descriptive talks which take a mindful, closer look at artworks and invite you to take your time, to contemplate and to notice. 



Everyone is welcome at the National Galleries of Scotland. 

Find out how we make our buildings, services and programmes as accessible and inclusive as possible. 

Learning & Engagement contact details

If you're looking for more information on our learning programmes, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to advise and help plan your group visit.

+44 (0)131 624 6410

[email protected]