The York Tactile Mapping project is a community-based heritage project led by the York branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.

The aim of the York Tactile Mapping project is to develop awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted members of the community in York and the barriers to engagement with the historic environment. This will be achieved through the production and exhibition of a suite of ‘tactile’ historic maps depicting York through the ages; the design and construction will be informed by consultation undertaken with York Blind and Partially Sighted Society. This will be complemented by development of training material on visual impairment awareness for delivery to York YAC, in the first instance, and subsequently to the wider national YAC network, thereby providing a legacy to the project.

To find out more, visit the project's webpage!