We are developing an app which visitors will be able to download free of charge from their app store whilst at the Museum, using their own data allowance or by accessing our brand new WiFi connection.
The app will eventually provide extra information about the general purpose of each cabinet or display area and of each item on display.
Visitors with visual impairment can enable the “text to speech” facility on their mobile phone’s accessibility settings to enable them to listen to the information. This is another important step in our commitment to good access for all.
When we eventually open we will first of all have the Tony Giles exhibition and the Counter and Outdoor exhibits available on the app. A QR code will be displayed which the visitor will scan using the app and they will then have interactive access to the artefacts.
The delay in opening due the Covid-19 virus has not delayed progress with the app; it has in fact allowed for better fine tuning of the system, so we hope it will be a great success.