ROM’s Audio Description Collection
Enjoy the feature Audio Described files reviewing some of ROM’s most striking exhibitions
ROM’s ASL Video Podcast Collection
Enjoy the feature ASL Video Podcast files highlighting Museum research and collections
Web visitors can enjoy ROM Audio Description files online. You can also download the ROM Audio Description files on your computer, mp3 player or mobile device for FREE. A limited number of iPod® units are available at the admission desk upon request. ROM Audio Devices are free to visitors who are blind or who have vision loss.
Observance and Memorial: Photographs from S-21, Cambodia
Descriptive audio for Observance and Memorail: Photographs from s-21, Cambodia is made possible by Accessible Media Inc.
This new exhibition presents one hundred photographic prints made from original negatives abandoned by the Khmer Rouge at the notorious S-21 secret prison in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Larry Towell, Donovan Wylie: Afghanistan
This arresting exhibition brings together recent work by two acclaimed Magnum photographers exploring the ongoing armed conflict in Afghanistan. Canadian Larry Towell's gritty, intimate black and white photographs reveal the devastating effects of the war on citizens, soldiers, and the urban and rural landscapes. Donovan Wylie's large-scale colour photographs of military architecture and vast empty landscapes were taken while the British artist was imbedded with Canadian peacekeeping forces in Kandahar province. Together, these dramatic images speak volumes about the troubling social and political realities of present-day Afghanistan.
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Who's Drawing the Lines: The Journey of Judith Snow
Descriptive audio for Who is Drawing the Lines: The Journey of Judith Snow is made possible by Accessible Media Inc.
Judith Snow is an internationally recognized author and lecturer, and a world leader on inclusiveness issues for people labeled disabled. Having lived a lifetime with quadriplegia, Judith uses painting and writing to encompass her own range of human capacities. The exhibit challenges audiences to confront their perceptions of disability while it illustrates Judith's journey to being an artist and social innovator. Visitors will be inspired by her outlook, and experience "all that is in [her] heart" through her art.
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Bollywood Cinema Showcards: Indian Film Art from the 1950s to the 1980s
Bollywood Cinema Showcards: Indian Film Art from the 1950s to the 1980s is the North American premiere of original vintage Bollywood cinema artworks featuring the greatest Bollywood celebrities and award-winning films from India's recent film history. The exhibition embodies the quirky and colourful style of India's cinema culture which holds a growing fascination in the West, and is a deep cultural tradition in the East. This descriptive audio is an in-depth exploration of five pieces featured in the exhibition. Made possible with the support of Accessible Media Inc., in an innovative partnership with the ROM.
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Edward Burtynsky: Oil
Edward Burtynsky: Oil is an examination of one of the most important subjects of our time, by one of the most respected and recognized contemporary photographers in the world. This descriptive audio is an in-depth exploration of six images from this striking exhibition. Made possible with the support of Accessible Media Inc., in an innovative partnership with the ROM.
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Web visitors can also view ROM podcasts online. Highlighting a variety of ROM subjects, download, view and listen to podcasts on your computer, mp3 player or mobile device. The following are the ROM’s ASL Video Podcast collection.
Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano (9 stops)
This exhibition guide accompanies the Royal Ontario Museum's Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano. See it in Toronto from June 13, 2015 - January 3, 2016.
Videos contain no sound.
El Anatsui: Exhibition Overview (Part 2)
February 24, 2011
The final segment of Lilanne Lortie's ASL tour of the Institute of Contemporary Culture's exhibition, El Anatusui: When I Last Wrote to You About Africa features Akua's Surviving Children, a sculptural installation crafted from driftwood.
Video contains no sound.
El Anatsui: Exhibition Overview (Part 1)
February 24, 2011
The first segment of Lilanne Lortie's ASL tour of the Institute of Contemporary Culture's exhibition, El Anatusui: When I Last Wrote to You About Africa examines the technique and design behind the artist's large tapestries.
Video contains no sound.
Staff Favourites: Paul Kane Paintings
April 26, 2007
Technician Liliane Lortie talks about the Paul Kane paintings on display in the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples.
January 11, 2007
Technician Liliane Lortie on the personal appeal of the beadwork displayed in the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples.
September 06, 2006
Technician Liliane Lortie on the appeal of bats and experiencing the Bat Cave