The GT Accessible Aquarium Project

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Title: The GT Accessible Aquarium Project
Author: Walker, Bruce N.
Abstract: Zoos and aquaria are in the business of educating and entertaining the visiting public. However, as the number of people with disabilities living in the community has grown, and as public environments have become more accessible to them, such informal learning environments (ILEs) are faced with accommodating an increasingly diverse visitor population with varying physical and sensory needs. This is even more challenging for ILEs with dynamic exhibits, where the movements, changes, and interactions are extremely difficult to describe to individuals who lack vision. The GT Accessible Aquarium Project is an interdisciplinary team effort to make dynamic exhibits such as those at museums, science centers, zoos and aquaria more engaging and accessible for visitors with vision impairments by providing real-time interpretations of the exhibits using innovative tracking, music, narrations, and adaptive sonification.
Description: Bruce N. Walker, professor of the School of Psychology, School of Interactive Computing, and the Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center presented a lecture on April 7, 2009, 2:00-3:30 pm in Neely Lobby of the Georgia Tech Library.
Type: Lecture
Date: 2009-04-07
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Psychology
Georgia Institute of Technology. Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Accessibility
Informal learning environment

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