Tourist Attractions and Museums
Tourist attractions welcome a wide range of visitors including foreign tourists and school groups, in addition to people who have difficulty in accessing text. Symbols which encapsulate the main idea of an exhibit can cater for all these groups and convey information quickly and effectively.
Many institutions have an education department and provide packs for groups and individuals to use during their visit. Symbol-supported materials in these packs widen the appeal of the attraction by making it accessible to a larger number of people. As with any unfamiliar area, signage will help visitors to navigate their way around the site.
Widgit has been working with the Sensory Trust to create more accessible signage and exhibits at the Eden Project. Symbols on signage and displays throughout the site help create a more inclusive environment for its visitors.
Learning & Access Manager,Foundling Museum - "This was a great opportunity to introduce the museum's visitors to symbol communication... It also introduced a new way of interpreting exhibitions in the building and will become a natural addition to the museum's public interface wherever appropriate."
Barnstaple Heritage Centre - “I think the Widgit system is an excellent way of enforcing our Access For All policy, and I am very keen to help everyone get the most that they can from a visit to Barnstaple Heritage Centre."