The LightHouse was contracted to create the braille programs for the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s installation at Alcatraz through April 2015.
In early December, LightHouse staff decided to check out the exhibit using the braille programs. The group took a ferry to Alcatraz to see the Ai Weiwei art exhibition and experience the cell block audio tour. We appreciated the chance to talk informally with Kate Bickert of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and Michael Faw of the National Park Service about accessibility. We provided them with an opportunity to learn how people interact with the exhibition installations. They are putting one bit of our feedback into action right away by making plans to record the names of all the people included in the “Trace” installation to improve the experience for blind and low vision visitors.