Access Culture: Sighted Guide Training at Lehigh University Art Galleries

March 2, 2024 10:00AM to 12:00PM
LUAG Main and Lower Galleries

Join Rita Lang, Client Activities Manager at Sights for Hope, for a Sighted Guide Training at Lehigh University Art Galleries! This training will prepare front-of-house staff such as visitor services personnel, docents, theater ushers, and tour guides how to better prepare to welcome and guide patrons who are blind and/or have low vision in your arts and cultural institutions.

Light breakfast and coffee will be provided.

How to Register
Simply fill out the RSVP form here. Questions? Email us at inluag@lehigh.edu. Space is limited to 20 attendees.

If you require assistance to fill out this form or prefer to share your registration information via email or phone, please email Elise at ejs421@lehigh.edu or call 610-758-6882. Questions, concerns, and any accessibility needs can also be directed to Elise at ejs421@lehigh.edu or call 610-758-6882.


Photos courtesy of Rita Lang, Sights for Hope.

Sights for Hope transforms the lives of people with visual impairments and blindness by removing barriers to independence and well-being. Our services provide the skills, supports, and solutions that advance their self-sufficiency and quality of life. We carry forward a tradition inspired by Helen Keller nearly a century ago throughout Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and Monroe County, and most of our services are provided

at no cost. Founded in 1928, Sights for Hope is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB) and the VisionServe Alliance. Their mission is to provide people with visual impairments the skills, supports, and solutions that advance their self-sufficiency.


Access Culture: Building an Inclusive Community in the Arts is a series of free, professional development experiences that will be hosted at Lehigh University Art Galleries. Focused on accessibility and inclusion, Access/Culture will facilitate the building of a community of arts professionals in the Lehigh Valley that is equipped with the tools needed to appropriately and effectively engage with audiences with disabilities. Learn more here.

Funded in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.