On Thursday 18 March, the results of the project 'Over the View: towards universal design for accessible culture' will be presented in an online meeting, available on our Facebook page. The project was funded by Sardegna Ricerche with funds from the POR FESR Sardegna 2014-2020, and has focused on digital technologies for accessibility in museum exhibitions, with particular regard for sensory disability.
During the meeting, we show features of our prototypes we have developed during the project:
- two interactive models of the Nuragic Sanctuary Santa Vittoria di Serri and the Archaeological Area of Genna Maria. Realised in collaboration with the companies Teravista and ALO, it is currently hosted by the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari.
- one interactive device, called Aptica, that allows blind people to experience a tactile approach to paintings by means of speech recognition algorithms and touching the interactive bas-reliefs. Aptica is currently hosted at the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Cagliari where some bas-reliefs about retables exhibited at the Pinacoteca itself are available.
The book "Museum accessibility: examples, hints and suggestions" will also be presented. Edited by Gavino Paddeu, the scientific head of the project too, Anna Maria Marras and Andrea Mameli, it collects experiences and suggestions from the professionals who contributed to the project. In this book, we propose some guidelines for museum curators to improve accessibility for the sensory impaired people.
The event will take place at the Archaeological Museum of Cagliari. The 22 companies and 6 partner institutions that formed the project cluster will join. Speakers: Francesco Muscolino, director of the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari; Giacomo Cao, sole administrator of CRS4; Manuela Puddu, archaeologist and official of the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari; Giacomo Paglietti and Anna Maria Marras, archaeologists; Sabrina Orrù and Dario Carbini from Sardegna Ricerche; Samuele Antonio Gaviano, Mayor of the Municipality of Serri; Andrea Mameli, Francesca Mura and Andrea Ferrero from CRS4.
Companies and partner:
Abiltecno Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus