Accessibility Tools

Exhibition access:
Sutapa Biswas

BALTIC is committed to making exhibitions as accessible and inclusive as possible. Below are resources and alternative ways to explore Sutapa Biswas: Lumen, now open in BALTIC's Level 3 BxNU gallery.

You can find out more about accessibility at BALTIC here.

Website accessibility

You can use Recite Me, a web accessibility and language toolbar, across BALTIC's website to make webpages, text and documents more accessible for you. The Recite Me toolbar includes text read aloud or translated into 35 different languages. You can find Recite Me on the top left corner of the page, click the 'Accessibility Tools' button.


While visiting the exhibition, please chat to BALTIC Crew who can interpret the artworks and help bring meaning and understanding.

Films with closed captions (CC)

You can watch closed caption versions of the films in this exhibition in BALTIC Library. Please ask BALTIC Crew on Level 2 who can guide you to the films.

Audio Description

We have Audio Description available for two of the films in this exhibition; Lumen and Remembrance of Things Past.

Lumen audio descriptive introduction lasts for 3 minutes. The full 30 minute film has dialogue and is audio described. The entire length is 33:25 minutes.

Remembrance of Things Past audio descriptive introduction lasts for 6 minutes. The full length including the film is 1:40:54.

Ask BALTIC Crew if you would like to hear these on one of our devices.

Exhibition Audio Description Script

Download the script for an audio descriptive tour of the exhibition written by Louise Ainsley here.

Exhibition guides

Download the exhibition guide here

Download a Large Print version of the exhibition guide here


We can adjust the lighting to make the exhibition comfortable for you. Please ask BALTIC Crew on your visit.

What to expect on your visit

Find out what to expect on when visiting Sutapa Biswas: Lumen with this Visual Story guide - a guide with words and pictures.