Lower East Side Tenement Museum Guidebook

Visitors can now learn about the LESTM’s Shop Life Exhibit in audio-tactile format. This guidebook illustrates the family-run stores that filled the lower level of 97 Orchard for over a century. Visitor’s can explore the 1870s German saloon of John and Caroline Schneider, and as well as trace the stories of turn-of-the-century kosher butchers, a 1930s auctioneer, and 1970s undergarment discounters.

The guide book contains tactile illustrations allowing visitors to explore these detailed images through a combination of vision and touch sense. As they explore each image, users can touch any part with a Talking Tactile Pen to hear detailed description and explanations. This project illustrates the power the Talking Tactile Pen, a sophisticated but practical tool. Museums are now using the TTP to create universally accessible guides to their collections and facilities.

Please contact us to discuss how this inexpensive and powerful new tool can be implemented in your museum.

Produced in conjunction with:

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LESTM Guidebook cover showing tactile photograph and braille with large print
LESTM Guidebook cover
LESTM Guidebook example page showing tactile photograph and braille with large print
LESTM Guidebook example page
LESTM Guidebook example page showing tactile photograph and braille with large print
LESTM Guidebook example page
LESTM Guidebook example page showing tactile photograph and braille with large print
LESTM Guidebook detail
touchLower East Side Tenement Museum Guidebook