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Tourism Workshop & Haptic Floor Demonstration at Falmouth University

On Friday, 19th May, the LAAA (Live Audience Accessibility and Augmentation) Project is proud to be hosting an afternoon for tourism businesses to come and explore excellence, accessibility, and inclusivity at Falmouth University – Penryn campus. The event from 1 – 4 pm, will bring together a range of workshops to discuss excellence in tourism and explore how your business can strive to provide a truly inclusive visitor experience for all - in particular visitors who are Deaf or disabled.

There will be a live haptic floor demonstration, featuring: Haptic Thresholds: Feeling the World Through Sound AND Achilles Heal AND The Beau Bennett Collective. The live music session will allow you to try Beat Blocks - a new Bass flooring system which transforms sound into felt vibration. Creating a unique experience for everyone, a space providing a new rich sensory input, and a more welcome physical sonic environment for the Deaf community and anyone with sensory impairments.

The event will also include workshops and discussions from:

  • Robin Barker and Nell Barrington, from Services for Tourism, who will deliver a workshop to highlight how excellence in tourism can be achieved through the Cornwall Tourism Awards - where accessibility and inclusivity are central to the applications.
  • Viki Carpenter, Director of Access Cornwall, who will discuss how your businesses can enjoy a truly inclusive community, and make Cornwall accessible to all.
  • Rowan James, founder of Beat Blocks, who will explore increasing access to live music and culture/visitor attractions for performers and audiences who are Deaf or disabled.

The event is free to tourism businesses. So, if you are passionate about accessibility and inclusivity in tourism, please do come and join us!

To book please go to LAA Project: Accessing Culture and Tourism ( and enter the following code into the “If you have a promo code please enter it here” box: laaproject

Furthermore, if you yourself has any access requirements, or specific questions about the event, please contact Natalie Semley, Lecturer in Sustainable Tourism Management at Falmouth University directly -