The Acropolis in Athens made accessible to the visually impaired


The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, is now accessible to the visually impaired through a new route that combines models of monuments, signs in Braille and haptic feedback points. 

The special route features 12 stops and four information points, along with a tactile 3D model of the Acropolis, all of which are accompanied by signs in Greek and English Braille.

The guards on site have also been trained to assist visually impaired people.

The special route was inaugurated last Thursday and was attended by the Onassis Foundation President, Antonis Papadimitriou, and Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece President, Maria Tzevelekou.

Greece’s Culture and Sports Minister, Lina Mendoni, also attended the inauguration.

“Equal access to cultural goods is a goal, an objective and a bet for the ministry and its services,” Ms Mendoni said at the event.

The new route is sponsored by the Onassis Foundation, and is implemented in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens and the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece organisation.

Source: amna

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