5
September
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Spotlight Australia: The Tocal Homestead

On an unseasonably warm winter’s day, we visited the Tocal Homestead in Paterson, Australia, a rural property about three hours northeast of Sydney, to install our Opus+ players. This is their fourth iteration of Acoustiguide hardware; starting with Inform in 2002, then to exSite, Opus and now, Opus+. […]

29
August
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From Wall to Wetlands

The German Green Belt (Das Grüne Band Deutschland) is an emerald ribbon that meanders from the Baltic Sea through all of the major regions in Germany to the Czech Republic; it is also the 1,400 km (870 mile) former East-West border. Thanks to the work of the BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany), this stretch of land, once dubbed the “Death Strip,” has been transformed into a UNESCO-protected nature preserve and a migration station for wildlife. Now, Acoustiguide Germany has created an app and multimedia experience for the areas of Lower Saxony, Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt which tells a story […]

18
July
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Expanding Accessibility: Germany Leads the Way with Easy Language

Accessibility is a key priority for German museums. It means more than wheelchair ramps, elevators, video guides in sign language, and audio descriptive tours. In Germany, content in what’s called “Leichte Sprache” (Easy Language) is a fundamental pillar of the accessibility mission. Never heard of it? It’s a special form of standard German that follows specific rules of grammar, vocabulary, layout and structure. The goal is to enable people with cognitive disabilities or a limited knowledge of German to access information and, by law, many authorities are required to have documents and othe […]