[accessibleimage] audio-tactile museum exhibit: lifecycle of a poliovirus

  • From: "Steven Landau" <sl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <accessibleimage@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 09:33:33 -0400

Touch Graphics, Inc. is working with exhibit developers to create a new
Universal Design display using the Talking Tactile Tablet, also known as the
TTT or T3.   Visitors will learn about the lifecycle of a poliovirus by
exploring a raised-line and textured diagram, and will press down on the
picture to hear audio descriptions about various parts of the diagram.  This
multi-sensory approach, in which visuals and audio information are combined
with tactile graphics, means that the exhibit will be accessible for
visitors with visual impairments, but also will be of interest to the
general audience.  

The poliovirus audio-tactile display will be part of the Whatever Happened
to Polio exhibit at the National Museum of American History-Smithsonian
Institution in Washington, DC, and will be installed in mid-July.

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