Touch Graphics Announces the Completion of Multi-Sensory Museum Guide in Collaboration with Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, based on a WWII-era aircraft carrier, includes a submarine and super-sonic jet. This new verbal description & tactile guide presents the layout of the complex, including detailed maps of each deck of the ship, as well as tactile representations of exhibitions and artifacts. Using the Talking Tactile Pen, users get a guided tour of the complex, which can be taken on the exhibit floor, with book and pen in hand. Brightly colored touchable images and diagrams show key items along the path. As user tap the pages with the tip of their pen, they can access layers of extensive explanatory descriptions and recordings, including interviews with former crew members and staff. The system embeds detailed instructions for use, and allows user control of volume by tapping “buttons” on the back cover. The guide was creation in collaboration with Art Beyond Sight, and is available for visitors to borrow at no charge from the Intrepid Museum’s Information Desk.
The TTP (Talking Tactile Pen) delivers an immersive, multi-sensory experience that deepens engagement with exhibit content and expands museum audiences. TTP Guides can enrich visitor experiences in outdoor venues such as zoos, botanical gardens, on urban walking tours, and in museums and other self-guided exhibit environments.
Other TTP titles include:
Audio-tactile books are inexpensive to produce. The vinyl pages are waterproof: just rinse them with soap and water to clean. Museum Guides based on this idea could be sold as souvenirs in museum gift shops.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and institutional references.