The new headquarters of Acerp (Educational Roquette Pinto Communication Association), located in Botafogo Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, has a permanent exhibition of over 80 works of renowned national artists such as Alfredo Volpi, Amilcar de Castro and Annna Bella Geiger. However what most stands out is the launch of an app that offers a guided tour of this collection for people with hearing or visual impairment. The application is called Acerp - Guided Tour (Android, iOS) and was developed by Mobile2You.
To make this special tour, iBeacons were installed with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) within 10 exhibits.
When the user approaches one of them, receive multimedia content related to works through the app. If a deaf person opens the app, it shows a video in sign-language with more information about the work.
The blind user hears the audio with this additional information about the art work.
As interaction with beacons is for devices with BLE, some QrCodes were added below the iBeacon to allow all devices users check the accessibility information.
This is the first project with this accessibility format designed by Mobile2you. The idea is to bring the deft and blind people to museums! This is the first museum app in the world that serves as a guided tour for the blind and deaf associated with iBeacons.
In addition to providing accessibility, the solution created by Mobile2You generates reports for managers of museums reporting on the flow of people, hot zones and all the metrics the organizer must have. So, they can better organize the space, check the best spots to position the artworks and also the installation of tactile floor.