SELECTED PROJECTS


SELECTED PROJECTS -- ACCESSIBLE AUDIO TOURS

M+ Museum
Writing and consulting on the writing of Audio Description of works in the permanent collection of this new museum of visual culture currently under construction in the West Kowloon Cultural District of Hong Kong. Scheduled opening is 2019.


This Isn't For You
Contributed an audio piece "Building Blocks" to this exhibition designed for sighted and blind visitors, with accessible artwork and QR coded wall texts. The exhibition explores the conflict between sharing the beauty of art and the limited ways that people with blindness can participate. Curated by Rebecca Jean Marsh of the School for Visual Arts, NYC.

Written and Narrated by Lou Giansante. An Audio Description audio tour for football fans who are blind or have low vision of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame inside Lambeau Field's Atrium.  Produced by Orpheo US.




Grand Central Terminal 
Written and narrated by Lou Giansante. Two audio tours of the landmark New York building, Grand Central Terminal: a tour for a general audience, and an accessible tour for people with vision loss. The tours were produced by Orpheo US for Metro North and can be rented at a ticket window in the Terminal or downloaded online..
Listen to the Information Booth stop from the accessible Grand Central Tour.



Written by Lou Giansante with Art Beyond Sight. At the See Forever Observatory atop One World Trade Center, there is a free audio description tour for people who are blind or have low vision. Tour produced by Antenna Audio.

Written by Lou Giansante. In Atlanta, Georgia the National Center for Civil and Human Rights wanted an accessible audio tour for people who are blind or have low vision. Produced by Orpheo US.


Intrepid Accessible Audio/Tactile Tour
Written by Lou Giansante. For people with vision loss who visit the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in NYC, an accessible tour that combines tactile graphics and verbal description audio recorded in a Talking Tactile Pen. Touch Graphics created the tactile booklet/pen combo. 

Watch the Intrepid's video to learn more.



The Armory Show at 100 Audio Tour
Written, produced, narrated by Lou Giansante. The New-York Historical Society wanted an audio tour for both sighted and blind visitors for its exhibition The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution. The exhibition revisited the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on its 100th anniversary.

SELECTED PROJETS -- TRAINING AND CONSULTING


In cooperation with Art Beyond Sight, Giansante conducted a training session for curators, docents, and volunteers on how to provide verbal description tours of museum exhibits for people who are blind or have low vision.




Giansante consulted to The Denver Art Museum as it began to create verbal description tours. Giansante also wrote and narrated the first tour for the museum in its American Indian Art Gallery.







HistoricHouse Trust of New York
With Annie Leist of Art Beyond Sight, Giansante conducted a disability awareness and audio description workshop, training for curators at historic sites in New York City.  "Verbal Description and Multi-Sensory Teaching Strategies for Visitors who are Blind or Have Low Vision."



Guggenheim Museum (NY)
With Annie Leist of Art Beyond Sight, Giansante conducted an audio description workshop for museum curators and docents.





OTHER SELECTED AUDIO TOURS

Giansante wrote, produced, and narrated an audio tour
for the exhibition Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross, an untold story of heroism by a photographer in Lodz, Poland ghetto during World War II.





Giansante produced and co-narrated audio for the exhibition Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife, exploring the history of the ground-breaking Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.






Giansante produced an audio tour for the exhibition Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes.




Giansante wrote an Adult tour and a Family Tour for the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York. Produced by Acoustiguide.

USS Becuna Audio Tour (2017)                          
Giansante performed character voices for this audio tour of the submarine USS Becuna at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. Produced by Orpheo US.





Giansante edited the script for the first audio tour of the Central Sierra Historical Society in California. Produced as an app by Orpheo US.



Giansante wrote and produced this audio tour for the exhibition Tattooed New York, highlighting tattoo culture past and present in New York City.




        


Giansante wrote and narrated this audio tour of Prickett's Fort, a West Virginia living history museum. 
Produced by Orpheo US.