Museum Accessibility with Voice-First Mobile Apps

“Being legally blind, I know that Speebly has the potential to improve the museum experience for all those with vision loss and print disabilities”

Chris Maley, CTO, Speebly

A museum is something that most people take for granted, but for those with vision loss or print disabilities, a big part of the museum experience is missing. Most exhibits rely heavily on printed text, wall mounted or otherwise, to provide context for an artifact, installation or art piece. To someone with a print disability or vision impairment, all of this context may be lost.

With  Speebly, as visitors travel through a museum, with the app installed, they are able to ask their smartphone for support. For example, a visitor could ask “Hey Siri, ask the Museum of History about the Holocaust memorial”. The app would hear their request and respond. By leveraging “Hey Siri” or “Hey Google”, museum visitors can have an accessible, entirely hands-free audio-focused experience. 

To learn more about this offering, request a demo below –

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