May 21, 2006

Grand Coulee Dam: A Model for Tourist Destination Interpretive Centers?

Some travel tesimonials have more wieght with me than others. Caroll maher recently wrote in the Olympian about the interpretive center at Grand Coulee dam:

Having one hand, I still could interact with every exhibit. I am looking forward to returning and trying the iPod audio description of the exhibits.

She went on to explain:

Formations Inc., of Portland, Ore., designed and fabricated the exhibits. Prior to the construction of the interactive exhibit, Wendy Christensen from the Pacific Northwest construction office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and officials from Formations met or contacted people with a wide variety of disabilities to assist in the planning process. A panel including knowledgeable folks with mobility, hearing, speech and vision disabilities was consulted during the development process

You can read her entire account here.

Posted by rollingrains at May 21, 2006 03:42 PM