ICT Technologies for Tactile Images and 3D Models for Improvement of Accessible Tourism

Bocevska, Andrijana and Pargovski, Jove and Nedelkovski, Igor and Ruzin, Irena (2022) ICT Technologies for Tactile Images and 3D Models for Improvement of Accessible Tourism. In: 12th International conference on Applied Internet and Information Technologies (AIIT2022), October 14th, Zrenjanin, Serbia.

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The importance of ICTs lies in their ability to open up a wide range of services, transform existing services and create greater demand for access to information and knowledge, particularly in underserved and excluded populations, such as persons with disabilities. Research has found that the participation of persons with disabilities in tourism is limited due to many factors such as the inaccessible tourism environment, the nature of transport services, the language barrier and the lack of tourism awareness towards persons with disabilities. Тhis paper provides an overview of the compilation of ICT technologies and traditional markings of tourist facilities, in accordance with the good practices for using tactile maps and images implemented in the project Alternative Touristic Experience. The essence is to digitize the most important cultural and historical monuments in Bitola, R. North Macedonia and create tactile signs (images and 3D models with descriptions in Braille) for those objects for improvement of accessible tourism. The physicality of the scale model opens possibilities for tactile utilisation, allowing blind and visually impaired people to appreciate all the details of a specific architecture. Tactile signs will be placed in front of the cultural-historical monuments on pedestal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Engineering and Technology > Other engineering and technologies
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Andrijana Bocevska
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2022 09:19
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 09:22
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/7467

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