A prototype Listening Booth, currently located in Exeter Library.
The Listening Booth is a wooden structure that seats two and uses a directional speaker to play audio that only those within the booth can hear. It offers new and existing library goers, including visually impaired people, another way to engage with content in the library.
It was designed by Hugh McCann with input from pupils from WESC Foundation as well as others with experience of visual impairment. Its creation was supported by Arts Council England, Exeter City Council and Libraries Unlimited. It was fabricated by Knowle West Media Centre: The Factory. It is part of Libraries Unlimited's Evolve programme.