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Not Your Parents Science Museum Audio Tour App

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is providing an interactive mobile app to guide and engage visitors of all ages and abilities as part of a project funded by IMLS. The team is driven to improve the overall informal learning experience of the Museum and is working closely with orientation and mobility specialists, teachers of students with disabilities, and the museum exhibit design team. iBeacons are being deployed to deliver a contextualized in-app experience.

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  1. Creating apps for all. Learn how easy it is to integrate your app with accessibility frameworks like Apple’s VoiceOver.
  2. Contextualized learning. Learn how iBeacons are being utilized to provide an engaging, context-aware experience simplifying navigation and information gathering.
  3. Broadening STEM participation. Learn how one app is working to broaden participation in the science museum experience for learners of all ages and abilities.



Liani Yirka, Curator of Special Populations, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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  • Tags: mobile
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Future15
  • Track: Special Needs & Accessibility
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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