Press Release

Tate Gallery Installs Minicom System

Tate Gallery Installs Minicom System: Press related to past news.

The Tate Gallery is pleased to announce that it has installed a Minicom text telephone as part of the Gallery’s aim to improve access. The Tate Gallery Liverpool also uses the Minicom system.

Deaf and hard of hearing people may now contact the Gallery directly for information on the Collections and the exhibition and events programmes.

There is also an induction loop system available for hearing-aid users attending events in the Clore Gallery Auditorium. The wide-ranging programme of events includes talks, films, courses and conferences throughout the year.

The Tate Gallery is committed to widening access for all visitors and has produced a Tate Access leaflet which is available from the Information Office. A copy of the Gallery’s Disability Access Policy is available from Laura Down, Public and Regional Services, Tate Gallery, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, or e-mail

Editor notes

The Minicom system is an easy to use text telephone for deaf and hard of hearing people. The caller dials the number and when the call is answered types in the question which is answered in type (the telephone has a keyboard attached), thereby allowing a conversation to take place via the keyboard.