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"As part of upgrading the accessibility of museums, archeological sites and the country's cultural infrastructure in general, the Delphi Archaeological Museum is becoming accessible for the disabled and the visually impaired through digital virtual browsing," he said in a statement. the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

"Its application has already begun, not only with printed material in Braille and signs, but also with the program of tactile tour and visit, with a special electric vehicle, for people with disabilities. The project is implemented by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Fokida and will be completed by the end of 2021. The action contributes to the promotion and improvement of the experience of natural and digital visitors of the museum ", adds the announcement.
"Upgrading accessibility to museums and archeological sites is a priority for the Ministry of Culture. Our actions are part of the National Action Plan for "culture, natural and perceptible accessible to all" for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Our goal in 2025 is that the sites of Culture, including monuments and archeological sites, be completely accessible to the whole of society. "Today Delphi, yesterday the archeological site of the Acropolis and Messina, very soon the Castle of Kalamata, and many more", said the Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni.
The project includes:
- The design and implementation of a digital virtual tour in the permanent exhibition of the Museum, which aims at the collection of diffuse information about the exhibits (monument, caption, location point) and its presentation on the computer screen and mobile / tablet,
- The development of a QR Code recognition application in selected exhibits for mobile phones / tablets.
The production of short videos in Greek and English sign language, the creation of three-dimensional models of small exhibits, which the user can rotate or enlarge, as well as the possibility of access to additional interpretative material, such as images, textual information and links. In this way, physical and digital visitors will have the opportunity to explore in various ways the statue of Iniochos, the twin Kouros of Argos, the Sphinx of Naxia and the other emblematic exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, even those that the average visitor does not it is possible to enjoy due to its small size, such as the famous plate with Odysseus and the ram.
The applications comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), so that their content is accessible to deaf or hard of hearing people, as well as to a wide range of people with visual or speech impairments.
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The wheelchair serves the visitors for the tour of the monuments but also in the places where cultural events take place. It is also used to deal with any health emergencies to facilitate the immediate transfer of visitors to the exit of the archaeological site in order to provide them with first aid ", the announcement adds.

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