Book of Kells new multi-user friendly animations

Two multi-user friendly children’s animations were created to improve access, inclusion and participation in heritage activities at the Book of Kells and Old Library by young children, particularly those with disabilities.

Scheme: Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2020
Ref. Number: CH09806
Project Title: Book of Kells Animations with Irish Sign Language
Amount Awarded: €10,000

The animations provide increased accessibility for young children by introducing them to the Book of Kells Exhibition and the Long Room in a simple and fun way, featuring sign language for deaf children and audio description for blind children.

Two of the animations are designed for deaf audiences and were supported by a collaboration with the Centre for Deaf Studies at Trinity College Dublin. We had a shared goal to create high-quality content for deaf children featuring Irish Sign Language (ISL) and the end result is two animations that fully embrace the role of sign language in bringing stories to life for deaf audiences.

See the Trinity College Website for further information