There are about 280 million people worldwide who are visually or impaired partially sighted, and 38 million of them are entirely blind
The research results led us to conclude that people who are blind or have low vision like visiting museums and are extremely happy about adaptations made to increase accessibility. The responses make it clear that physical accessibility and content adaptations are major levers in increasing the visits by visually impaired individuals to museums.
While this technology is designed specifically for those who have vision disabilities, they are accessible to all people in museums. In this post, I am going to discuss a few of the accessibility features that could help People with Visual Impairment to explore and enjoy museums. Perhaps the essential piece of advice is that museum staff should become familiar with all of the accessibility features available for individuals with disabilities.
Stationary beacons are placed around the museum, typically high on the wall near the ceiling, and act as location reference points for the mobile beacons on the visitors.
Mobile beacons – specially modified Badges – are precisely tracked with the help of stationary beacons and under the control of the modem – the central controller of the system – and provide accurate positioning and direction for visitors.
By following voice commands via the headphones, visitors can freely move from one exhibition to another and listen to the audio guide when entering the point of interest, for example, in front of a piece of art with ±2cm accuracy.
Thus, visually impaired visitors can enjoy the museum and be deeply immersed in the art.
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We will ask specific questions about your expectations, tasks, requirements, limitations, and timing to clarify the requirements.
Based on your inputs, we will make a budgetary proposal that can be then tuned based on your additional information that can be then tuned until the final proposal acceptable by both parties is not ready.
The equipment will be shipped to you according to the agreed solution, and we will either fully remotely deploy the system or do it via the local integrator in your country. We will be together with you until everything is not working perfectly.