The Archaeological Museum of Delphi, one Greece’s most significant museums, has included new signs and virtual reality programs to make its collection accessible to persons with disabilities.
With the use of new technologies the museum is now accessible to people with mobility issues, those facing hearing problems and the visually impaired.
The museum features Braille printed material and signs and offers tactile tours for blind and partially sighted visitors.
A special electric vehicle is also available for people facing mobility problems.
“The upgrade of accessibility to museums and archaeological sites for visitors has been a priority for the Culture Ministry. Our aim is for our cultural sites – including monuments and archaeological sites – to become accessible to all by 2025,” Culture Minister Lina Mendoni recently said.
The Delphi Museum’s program, to be completed by the end of the year, includes:
– a virtual reality tour to the museum’s permanent collection with information about the exhibits provided through computers, mobile phones and tablet devices
– the development of a QR code reading app for select exhibits to be available via mobile phones and tablet devices
– the production of short videos in the sign language (English and Greek)
– the creation of 3D models of small-sized exhibits
– access to additional material such images, texts and links.
Access to Ancient Messini archaeological site improved
In relevant news, the Culture Ministry has improved access to the archaeological site of Ancient Messini with the delivery of a new 6-seat electric vehicle.
The new vehicle is available for people with mobility issues and elderly persons.
The Ancient Messini archaeological site also features an accessibility ramp.