Archives for “new technologies”

To mark the International Day of the Deaf, held last September 24, the Spanish Confederation of Families of the Deaf (Fiapas) wanted to show that: In the XXI century, in Spain still claiming the right of deaf people who communicate in spoken language, and are users of hearing aids and cochlear implants to live independently [...]


Thanks to an agreement between the FAD and BCD, two pioneer institutions in promoting design in Catalonia, the Barcelona Design Festival has been born. This is a large event which aims to make Barcelona the international capital of design. This initiative is supported by Barcelona City Council as well as several other institutions and private [...]


It has taken 24 centuries, but thanks to the work of archeologists, academics, historians and the arrival of the internet, the Dead Sea Scrolls are one click away for everyone around the world. Since 26 September, just before Jewish New Year, the collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been available online. This is thanks [...]


La Muralla de Avila opened last Friday, September 16, an audio guide system created specifically for this monument and which is pioneer nationally. This is a new tourist information channel that combines sound and image to offer their content in an oral, written and in sign language, so it is offered as a perfect partner [...]


Can you imagine being able to see an old film superimposed on the place where it was filmed? An interesting project enables viewing footage of historical films superimposed on stage someday cotton recorded, through Google Street View. Currently the collection is not very large and is available in There and Then as a personal project of Keir Clarke, editor of Google Maps Mania. One interesting experience that gives ideas for academic work, allowing mixing passion for film with historical and geographical curiosity. On YouTube you can find many movies over 60 years, it is not difficult to find material [...]


Since November 2009, Disneyland Resort guests with visual disabilities have had access to an audio description service available on Disney’s Handheld Device that describes visual elements of more than 20 attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks – more fully immersing them into our attractions and storytelling. Today, we are pleased to announce that [...]


Museums up one of the cultural and leisure areas most visited, especially during tourist trips and vacations. They are also an increasing number of museums that offer a wide range of educational and cultural activities for all ages that need to be able to access all those hard of hearing, whether or not to use [...]


In the Reina Sofia Museum people with disabilities will be a special social group of reference in all their actions, as recorded by Bill regulating the Museum approved by the Congress of Deputies. The facilities and premises as well as channels and media, including virtual communication and interaction with the public and general programming and [...]


This Monday, July 11 starts the course “Museums and Women visivilidad where are the women?”. Training that will last until Friday July 15 and is part of the summer school program 2011 of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Run this course  Marián López Fernández Cao, Universidad Complutense and Enrique Varela Agüí , vice president of [...]


Nebrija University and the ACS Foundation have opened the deadline for the reconvening of Awards “Accessible Tourism”. Tourism for all or accessible tourism is generating a significant economic impact on the tourism industry and both entities, convinced of the importance of this impact, organizing this contest with the aim of rewarding research that expand the [...]


Design for All (DfA) is design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality (EIDD Stockholm Declaration, 2004). It supports the creation of products, services and systems that can be used by as many people as possible without the need for special adaptation and has a people-centred approach at the heart of it. DfA has origins [...]


The company Mirage Technologies, based in the Valencia Science Park, has developed a technology that can automatically convert stereoscopic images (3D) images autostereoscopic, ie that can be viewed in 3D by the naked eye, without using glasses specific. This is the only company in the world to offer this conversion service, which has already enabled [...]


Join us once again for what will be an intense online professional development opportunity for librarians who love technology! Day 1 of the conference will feature professional development for librarians by librarians. This is the grass-roots nature of our highly successful program. Handheld Librarian V will build on the success of prior conferences in which [...]


The Alhambra in Granada is now more accessible thanks to a new guide services in sign language to facilitate the visit to the hearing impaired. With this initiative, the Alhambra, one of the most visited monuments in our country, becomes the first in Spain to offer this free service. This  service works with a portable [...]


The Second Technical Workshop organized by the National Centre for Technology Access (CENTAC), will address accessibility for people with disabilities to DTT and Tablets, through the participation of experts in Information Technology and Communication, both national and European level. Workshop, which will take place June 9 at the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, [...]


Cordoba became a virtual museum

From Wednesday June 1 until 4 June, the most emblematic squares and streets of Cordoba become a suggestive and original art gallery through the exhibition Córdoba Universal Museum, a pioneer experience in Spain that virtually recreates through projections eleven of the most important paintings of world history. Art and new technologies come together in this [...]


For two years, an entire division of the Ministry of Environment is dedicated to the hard work of inventorying Spanish Natural Heritage. It has been a difficult task that includes a comprehensive compilation of all the elements that shape and influence biodiversity. All of this information is collected online on the web Biodiversia. The initiative [...]


Antoni Tapies Foundation hosts on Thursday May 12 the seminar “Digitalisation and access toculture in the information society: questions and legal challenges”, which aims to provide a framework for reflection and discussion about intellectual property rights and their impact in promoting access to culture.   With the participation of workers from different sectors of the [...]


Master in Museums that is taught on the campus of Huesca organized a seminar on accessibility in museums and other places of disclosure of assets, which was held on 26 and 27 April. The seminar, included in the teaching program of this postgraduate degree from the University of Zaragoza, will be open to the public, [...]


The City of Plasencia (Cáceres) has opened the first Museum Typhlological of Extremadura, a space that, in addition to educational and artistic goal, aims to facilitate access to culture and heritage to all people, regardless of their sensory, especially to the visually impaired. This museum, located at the Centro Cultural Las Claras, enables blind people [...]


The art pieces are so delicate that a slight impact or shock during transport the can deteriorate badly. Therefore, their custody, care and ensure their protection has emerged as one of the increasingly essential tasks for Basque galleries. EUN Basque company has revolutionized the care of the paintings in museums to develop a pioneering system [...]


Lleida University (UDL) opened on Tuesday April 12 a new Art Center Modern Age (CMEA), located in the Agri-Food Science and Technology Park of Lleida, featuring art and devoted to the analysis of the artistic heritage of late medieval and modern periods. As reported by the UDL, the “CSI” of art is directed by Professor [...]


Málaga expands accessible tourism

People with hearing and visual dissabilities  will have guidebooks which are interpreted to the sign language and subtitled. A touch plane located at Marina Square will be the starting point of the five accessible tourist routes. These routes can be downloaded by QR integrated technology at the touch as well as from the web malagaturismo.com. [...]


Greco Museum in Toledo has been comprehensively renovated over a period of over four years to gain accessibility. During the reform have changed both the permanent exhibition buildings and facilities. A study conducted between 2002 and 2003 has served to carry out the actions and has been the basis on which the new institution intended [...]


On 8 April the draft Citilab Tourism Knowledge attended a meeting of Innovation in Tourism & Sport, a working group within the framework of the European Region Research and Innovation Network was founded in January 2011 which aims to identify and stimulate initiatives innovation, tourism and cultural and historical heritage in different regions of Europe. [...]