Heritage Culture and Inclusive Design Continues to be a Priority for the Archaeological Survey of India

From India Express:

Signage in Braille, tactile exhibits and audio guides are among the few measures the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) plans to implement in order to make museums and monuments in the city more friendly towards the visually challenged.

The ASI is in talks with the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped, Dehradun, that works under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, to introduce several Braille devices and signages at the sites. Officials said following a request from the Ministry, the ASI has been coordinating with the NIVH to develop the system.

"Currently, some sites like Sanchi and Sarnath Museum have Braille signages. We are now planning to take the initiative forward to other prominent sites across the country. The idea is to make the monuments and museums disabled-friendly and to open them up to as many people as possible," BRR Mani, Joint Director General-ASI, told Newsline. "We are in talks with the Institute and have sought their expertise on developing the various Braille devices and signages that will help the visually impaired experience the heritage of our country."



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http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Heritage-body-plans-to-make-monuments-disabled-friendly/747247/

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