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Improving Accessibility to Outdoor Musical Instruments

An initiative to make outdoor musical instruments more accessible, particularly to young people who are blind or partially sighted, is hoping to hit the right note this Easter.

Percussion Play, The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) and The Amber Trust will be joining forces for a workshop at the RSBC’s Life Without Limits Centre in London on April 12 between 11am and 2pm.

The aim will be to discover how Percussion Play’s instruments can be improved and made more accessible for vision impaired children and young people.

Amber Music Practitioner, Gennie Joy, will be facilitating the session, guiding children and their families in playing Percussion Play’s Babel Drums, Cyclone, Cavatina, Tubular Bells and much more.

With a diverse selection of musical and percussion instruments, Percussion Play is committed to making musical expression accessible to everyone, everywhere. Its instruments are designed to be fully inclusive and are enjoyed around the world in a range of settings from hospitals, museums, schools, parks, nursing homes and libraries.

“Our instruments are designed so everyone can enjoy making music and we hope to improve our current range by engaging with young people who are partially sighted and discover what changes could be made to make them more accessible,” explained Jody Ashfield, co-founder of Percussion Play.

The Life Without Limits Centre is located on the Thames Path (north bank of the River Thames) to the east of London Bridge at 10 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6EN. For further information go to or



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