OpenAccess Tours | Conexu Foundation

Have the full experience at museums, galleries, and other cultural venues

What happens when you get to a museum and you can't hear the audio tour?

For Australians who are hard of hearing or Deaf, access to the audio tour and rich information is often not accessible.

In fact, many people may be so used to being without the audio tour that the arts has never been an interest.

New technology opens up opportunities for change.

By providing options on devices people use everyday such as iPhones and tablets, people can participate and enjoy a cultural experience. 

hand holding tablet deviceShort video on opening cultural experiences

OpenAccess Tours allows cultural venues to be accessible, so that the artistic, historical and cultural experiences are shared by all.

At participating venues, visitors can bring the app on their own phone or tablet to experience tours in their preferred language or content options.

Choices range from captions, Auslan, audio description and multiple languages. Simply download the OpenAccess Tours app, then download the venue's content stream to be part of the experience with family and friends. 

There are now more than 20 exciting exhibitions which are accessible around Australia, including an accessible learning tool kit for school groups at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

Conexu is working with others to open the doors to many more!* Contact us for more information, or to recommend a venue near you.


*If you are interested in providing access at your venue, please visit

Hand holding documentStep by Step guides for OpenAccess Tours

Winner of 2014 ACCAN Apps for All Challenge & Winner of 2011 Deafness Forum of Australia's New Captioning Initiative Award


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Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) (VIC)

Adelaide Oval (SA)

  • Dean Barton Smith, Olympian and Deaflympian, at National Sports Museum - the first venue to adopt OpenAccess Tours
  • Down-time---sorting-coloured-lids
  • Group-on-walkway
  • Janet and Clifford are museum members, art lovers and users of the OpenAccess Tours app at Brisbane's QAGOMA
  • Merren-Ricketson-NGV-Phil-Luke-King-Mija-Gwyn-AAV-Gina-Panebianco-NGV
  • OpenAccess Tours content is also available on National Gallery of Victoria's loan devices for their 2016 Andy Warhol Ai Weiwei exhibition
  • VCD-group-at-National-Sport-Museum-and-Sam-Cartledge-from-DSA-2
  • Winter Masterpieces, Monet's Garden. NGV has provided OpenAccess Tours for several of their major international exhibitions since 2012

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