Guides for Handicapped People

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

CSD Partners With BarZ Adventures to Give Virtual Sign Language Tours of Austin

Bar Z Adventures has created a a tour available completely in American Sign Language (ASL) together with CSD (Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.):

“With Austin’s reputation as a hub for innovation and technology, we’re proud to offer the cutting-edge GPS Ranger tour. The tour lends itself nicely to both leisure and business travelers, as visitors can explore the city at their own pace, on their own or with a group, stopping to learn more about the sites that pique their specific interests,” says Bob Lander, president and chief executive officer of Austin CVB [Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau]. “We are especially excited to offer the American Sign Language tour, which increases accessibility and helps us provide the best services and amenities possible for all visitors. The GPS Ranger allows deaf or hard of hearing visitors to experience Austin with the assistance of a personal guide who details the city’s rich history and signature attractions in American Sign Language.”

Soundcom und Transformat präsentieren eine GPS-gesteuerte Touristenführung für Blinde auf der Hallig Hooge
(GPS Guide for Blind Visitors of the North Sea Holm “Hooge”, Germany)

Hallig Hooge gilt als die Königin unter den zehn weltweit einzigartigen Halligen im Schleswig-Holsteinischen Wattenmeer. Dank des neuen elektronischen Touristenführers bleiben ihre Attraktionen nun auch den blinden und sehbehinderten Touristen nicht mehr verborgen. Mithilfe des satellitengestützten Positionierungssystems GPS (Global Positioning System) wird der Standort der Besucher wie mit einem Navigationsgerät im Auto erkannt, und die passenden Audio-Beschreibungen starten automatisch. Zu hören sind spezielle Texte für Blinde und Sehbehinderte, die das Beschreiberteam Nord im Hörfilm e.V. gemeinsam mit der Gästeführerin Dr. Renée Oetting-Jessel entwickelt hat und die von den Hamburger Sprechern und Schauspielern Bettina Radener und Michael Bideller im Studio der Soundcom GmbH eingesprochen wurden. |

HP Labs Mediascape – Promotion from 3GSM ’07

Friday, 7 December 2007

A video from axsantan at YouTube: “HP Labs Mediascape demo announced at 3GSM”.

mscape ‘always something somewhere else’

Friday, 7 December 2007

The mscapeFest07 was good. Here comes another video on mscaper.

A video from 29fragiledays/YouTube: “Some user feedback on ‘always something somewhere else‘, a generative locative media experience built using the new Hewlett Packard mScape software.”

Author Duncan Speakman on ‘always something somewhere else‘:

“In the work the listener is asked to locate various substances that form the contemporary urban environment (glass, stone, concrete etc.). As they mark the location of each one they begin to hear interwoven stories connecting them to remote locations around the world, soundtracked with a generative music score. The narratives are progressed and concluded as the listener returns to the locations they chose. The piece is reflective and sometimes melancholy, it touches on issues of climate change and global awareness, but ultimately encourages the listener to treasure the moments around them…” – Navigation System Portal

Saturday, 24 November 2007

The leading German portal for mobile navigation systems. News, tests, more than 90.000 community members and lots of content to subscribe (points of interest, guides, speed camera data etc.). The data can be used with an add-on software for mobile navigation systems.

Screenshot: Locative Media


Sunday, 18 November 2007

Where? Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol (UK)
When? 3-4 december 2007
What? two day conference for mediascape enthusiasts, involving workshops mentored by industry professionals, speakers from a range of backgrounds, a showcase of mediascapes and plenty of networking
Registration closes on Monday, 19 November 2007!
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