Maritime Archaeology Trust
Following the Maritime Archaeology Trust’s (MAT) successful Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War project, the Friends of the Maritime Archaeology Trust, with the help of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, are using outputs from the project to help more people learn about their heritage. The project will work with groups that have issues with varying degrees of deafness, blindness, and the elderly who can find everyday access to this information difficult.
Volunteers from the Friends of the Trust undertook training to help deliver sessions undertaking a confidence in communication and basic sign language skills workshop with Sonus (association for deaf people). This provided new skills for volunteers that can also be used in other education and learning applications.
Participants can immerse themselves in the shipwrecks using Virtual Reality
Artefacts will be available from Shipwrecks of the First World War as part of a handling collection to help people with senses impairments connect with their heritage
Audio articles are available telling the stories of the shipwrecks and their crews such as the sinking of the Eleanor.
People visiting various events learn about the project and how it can help using senses.
The Project will run until February 2020 if you would like more information about booking a session for your group who may have a senses impairment please contact Jan on jan.gillespie[at]maritimearchaeologytrust.org (subsitute the [at] for the usual @]