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Volunteer Access Researcher (online)- Heritage Access 2022

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Do you love museums and heritage? Do you care about accessibility? Join a team of 50 volunteer access researchers in a large-scale digital volunteering project that will benefit over 3,000 heritage sites in the UK and their visitors.

You will be helping experts from arts and heritage disability access organisations in an important project that will check the online accessibility information of over 3,000 heritage sites in the UK and then share the research with the museums and heritage sites on how they can improve their access information and support deaf, disabled and neurodivergent visitors.

Each volunteer will be given a list of heritage sites, and you just need to be comfortable finding and navigating their websites and entering data about them into an online form (mostly through multiple choice options). 

While you will be volunteering from home, you won’t be alone: all 50 volunteers will be part of a network, supported by VocalEyes and project partner staff all the way, with an online meeting space and regular Zoom conference calls.


What you need:   

  • Enthusiasm   
  • To be comfortable with searching websites on the internet and filling in online forms (Google Forms).  Training and access support will be provided.     
  • To have your own desktop computer or laptop, as a tablet or phone isn’t suitable for this type of project as you will need to switch between browser/website tabs regularly.     

As well as access to the Internet:    

Personal experience of experiencing access barriers at heritage sites or other public buildings would be an advantage, so are actively seeking volunteers who identify as deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, disabled or neurodivergent. 

All training and resources will be provided in alternative formats, and access requirements will be accommodated.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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Availability Details

When: April to July 2022

Hours: Flexible. Any time of day. Volunteer for an estimated 40 to 50 hours, including focus groups, discussions and briefing sessions (all online)

Register your Interest


  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Disability


  • Computers, IT and Websites
  • Supporting Charities

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