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Accessibility Docent Training Programme I : Docent Recruitment

Accessibility Docent Training Programme I is Hong Kong’s first training program designed to train individuals who are hearing, hard-of-hearing, and deaf to collaborate as museum docents simultaneously and leading museum experiences together. People with different abilities are welcome to participate in this endeavour that incorporates bilingual sign language design, thus allowing everyone to explore with ease the origins and development of Hong Kong’s textile industry through a multi-sensory experience. The programme is developed and implemented collaboratively by museum professionals, scholars, and social service practitioners. Starting from the textile arts and culture, the programme aims to promote visual arts through interactive and multi-sensory experiences for individuals with different abilities and backgrounds. It promotes an inclusive and diverse community through sharing the joy of art with the plentiful visual elements of sign language in an accessible environment.

Accessibility Docent Training Programme I is presented by CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile), sponsored by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong. The programme is jointly realized with the generous assistance and support from The Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and SLCO Community Resources as Sign Bilingual Service Partner.

Application to the programme is opened until 1st April. Hearing, hard-of-hearing, and deaf individuals are welcome to apply. The programme will take place from April to December 2024, with six specialized seminars and training sessions, mock tour, and group review. Participants who successfully finish the trainings will become accessibility docents, leading Accessibility Tour at CHAT’s permanent exhibitions from July to December 2024.

Please send your resume and required information to on or before 1 April 2024. All applicants are welcome to provide a short video within three minutes to introduce themselves and briefly explain why they would like to join this program. People who are equipped with Hong Kong Sign Language are encouraged to provide the video with sign language.  

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Free of Charge



Special Arrangement

CHAT will be closed on 20 April (Saturday) for private event and will be reopened on 21 April. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.