The Tower of David Museum and the Old City of Jerusalem have been made accessible to the visually impaired thanks to a new special app that provides audio tours of the historic sites.
The Center for the Blind in Israel announced the new innovative venture earlier this week, just days before the world will mark Blind Day on Thursday.
Through the app, the Tower of David Museum has made its flagship night show, famous for its spectacular visual content, accessible to the blind and visually impaired with a descriptive audio accompaniment, the first of its kind in Israel.
In conjunction with the Central Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired, an audio description in Hebrew or in English narrates each scene presented in the show, which depicts each different historical period.
The uniqueness of audio description is that it is embedded in the Night Experience’s screening technology automatically, and is delivered through cordless headphones which are easy to use.
The museum has hosted activities for people with special needs and disabilities, including a tour of the museum during which visually impaired visitors can touch some of the exhibits.