Bruges beer museum launches interactive bierbeleving for the deaf

The beer museum in Bruges has come up with elevated, interactive experience for the deaf. The project was Wednesday presented in Werelddovendag.

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Currently, visitors can have all the content in the museum is available via a tablet with headphones. That information can consist of text-, audio-, photo – or film material. Of course, you can extinguish that written texts be read, but not in their native language: the Flemish Sign language (VGT).

Deaf can the deaf not only easier and faster information retrieval, it is mainly a much nicer and more relaxing experience. Each entry in the beer museum is now a short film, where an “actor-translator” more explanation about the topic in question.

“Accessibility is much wider than just wheelchair accessibility, and this is the beer museum is the perfect illustration,” says administrator-general Peter De Wilde of Toerisme Vlaanderen that the project supports. The renewal is a pilot project in the European project Accent Gastronomy that the experience for people with a hearing or sight restriction to optimize.

Soon, the museum wants to also work on Augmented Reality”, where, for example, no QR codes to be read by the tablet but that allow visitors to simply an object can screen for further explanation. (Belga)

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