Beepcon: the beacon smart that allows blind people to enjoy the art

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  • The Typhlological Museum of the ELEVEN is the first museum that has this new technology that facilitates the location and information about works of art.
  • through their mobile devices, users are guided by the Typhlological Museum and the stop receive complete information on the work in front of them.

Typhlological Museum

The Typhlological Museum of the ELEVEN, has installed a system of beacon intelligent guided in the interior, call beepcon and is designed to make it easier for people who are blind or with visual impairments the identification and location of nearby objects, as the works of art that are exhibited in the museum.

The Typhlological, who turns 25 years, is the first museum that has this new technology. The Typhlological Museum is a space open and accessible to all audiences where is used the touch and the ear, together with the traditional use of the view.


In its rooms show four collections: the models of architectural monuments, of works by artists with visual impairment-severe, the material typhlological and books in braille and other writing systems prior to the creation of the ELEVEN.

Now, these beacons of intelligent, low-cost and easy-to-use, offered especially to people who are blind and visually impaired the identification and location of nearby objects, providing, sound-form, through the mobile phone, the information they need.

through their mobile devices, users are guided by the stays of the Typhlological Museum and the halt on any work of art receive complete information on the picture, the sculpture or the photograph in front of them.

As reported in a note the Eleven Beepcon is not intended to replace the QR codes, audio tours, or to information in Braille that is used by blind people to learn. “It is a system more that these people can choose at the time of visit this or any other museum“, they explain.

This next-generation tool, which works with bluetooth through an app available for IOS and Android, is located in areas of informative interest to facilitate the orientation in a space unknown to the blind, such as a reception, meeting rooms, accesses to elevators and escalators, emergency exits…

Applied to the tourism sector and cultural, the ‘beepcons’ represent a qualitative step forward in the traveling experience of the people with blindness or visual impairment, as it provides a soundtrack to certain information that is not accessible to them. If one of these people are about to a museum, this tool will notify you where is the entry, at what distance and, once inside, will inform you of the situation of the parts, as well as their characteristics.

This technology allows you to notify the blind person of the presence of a zone marked with a beepcon. The mobile user receives a notice by sound, vibration or verbal notification. It also informs you about what is in that area and at what distance, for what the mobile user receives a list with the information of all the beepcon and their descriptions; and may even redirect you to a web site. When you select the object of interest, the ‘beepcon’ emits a sound, allowing you to easily find it.

The beacon has been developed, and marketed by ILUNION (the group of social enterprises of the once and its Foundation).

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Beepcon: the beacon smart that allows blind people to enjoy the art
Source: english  
April 25, 2017


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