Tunisia Unveils Its First Digital Museum For the Blind


On September 20, under the framework of "Museums for All", the Tunisian Culture Minister Walid Zidi hosted the opening ceremony of the Digital Pavilion for the Blind in the Sousse Archaeological Museum, which is considered to be one of the most important museums in the Mediterranean region.

The project is collectively initiated by the Braille Association for Education and Culture, the 3D Wave Company, the National Agency of Heritage Development and Cultural Promotion and the National Heritage Institute. It aims at helping Tunisia's blind and visually impaired citizens to better integrate into the society and appreciate Tunisia’s civilization, heritage and various archaeological collections.

The "Museums for All" project has developed and utilized smart equipment and applications to scan and archive cultural relics in Tunisia in digital form in order to provide virtual tours for the visually impaired visitors.

Source: Youm7 (Abridged)