Exploring the potential of enriching museum visit experience of blind visitors using advanced technologies

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Abstract

With the advancements in technology, it has become possible to enhance the way people interact with museums and to create more inclusive, accessible, and equitable environments. However, the potential of these technologies has not been fully explored in the context of museums in general, and particularly for visitors with disabilities such as blind people. During a semester long course on "Advanced Technologies in Development and Rehabilitation", four multidisciplinary teams of students from the University of Haifa collaborated to develop prototypes of four series of interactive tangible objects aimed to enhance the museum visit experience for blind visitors, each with different interaction techniques, with the goal of making museum exhibits more accessible and engaging for individuals with visual impairments. A follow up research will evaluate the functionality and ease of use of the prototypes. The evaluation of the suggested concepts will follow User-Centered Design (UCD) research methods, including usability tests and satisfaction questionnaires. Based on the results of the tests, design guidelines will be development to inform the future development of tangible systems for museum that enhance the visit experience for blind visitors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume3622
StatePublished - 2024
Event1st International Workshop on Accessibility and Multimodal Interaction Design Approaches in Museums for People with Impairments, AMID 2023 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 26 Sep 2023 → …

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Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • 3D scanning
  • accessibility for blind
  • Keywords interaction design
  • museum accessibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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