In order to make heritage buildings culturally significant for everyone they have to become accessible. This should not only be a physical accessibility; the information which the buildings contain must also be accessible. Where physical disability is concerned it is equally important to be able to open the buildings to an ever wider and more diverse public and to make it possible for everyone to "read" the information. A project with students on degree courses in architecture has made it possible to build a pathway to knowledge of the Valentino Castle for visitors with visual impairments. The castle is part of the Politecnico di Torino. Students made use of small scale models, tactile tables, information read aloud through Qr-codes to enable blind and visually impaired visitors to gauge space and to "read" elements of volume, structure, architecture and decor. The students' work, with the support of the Department of Architecture and Design laboratory, led to the creation of a "tactile guided tour", composed of maquettes and tactile boards, which in the near future will be exhibited in one of the main floor rooms of the Castle adding to the guided tours which are already in place.

"Vedere con le mani" il castello del Valentino. L'accessibilità di un bene culturali per visitatori con disabilità visiva / Azzolino, Maria Cristina; Dameri, Annalisa; Lacirignola, Angela; Marotta, Anna. - STAMPA. - Volumen I Motodologia, Tecnica y Conservacion:(2017), pp. 327-332. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Reuso Granada 2017 tenutosi a Granada nel ottobre 2017.

"Vedere con le mani" il castello del Valentino. L'accessibilità di un bene culturali per visitatori con disabilità visiva.

AZZOLINO, Maria Cristina;DAMERI, Annalisa;LACIRIGNOLA, ANGELA;MAROTTA, Anna
2017

Abstract

In order to make heritage buildings culturally significant for everyone they have to become accessible. This should not only be a physical accessibility; the information which the buildings contain must also be accessible. Where physical disability is concerned it is equally important to be able to open the buildings to an ever wider and more diverse public and to make it possible for everyone to "read" the information. A project with students on degree courses in architecture has made it possible to build a pathway to knowledge of the Valentino Castle for visitors with visual impairments. The castle is part of the Politecnico di Torino. Students made use of small scale models, tactile tables, information read aloud through Qr-codes to enable blind and visually impaired visitors to gauge space and to "read" elements of volume, structure, architecture and decor. The students' work, with the support of the Department of Architecture and Design laboratory, led to the creation of a "tactile guided tour", composed of maquettes and tactile boards, which in the near future will be exhibited in one of the main floor rooms of the Castle adding to the guided tours which are already in place.
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