12 March 2018, SXSW, Austin TX.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has announced a new digital experience at SXSW in the presence of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The museum has partnered with Cork based Digisoft.tv to build a smartphone app for the provision of multi-lingual audio guides. Audio commentary is triggered by in-venue Bluetooth beacons, bringing a virtual tour guide (English, French, Spanish, Italian and German) to museum visitors. The app also enables experiences for visitors with extra vision or hearing requirements. The audio guide will be available on 200 pre-installed smart devices for students and tour groups in the museum itself. Read more