The Canadian Museum for Human Rights Mobile App delivers a rich museum experience via a hand-held mobile device, such as a smartphone. Featuring the first use of iBeacon technology in a Canadian cultural institution, and the largest such use in the world, the free app provides a fully accessible self-guided tour (using audio, images, text and video), interactive map, mood meter, online ticketing, information to help plan a visit, and more.
At the Museum, visitors can use free Wi-Fi to download the app to their own iOS or Android device, or borrow a loaded device, free of charge, at the ticketing desk. The app, available in English, French, American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes Québécoise (LSQ), can also be downloaded before or after a visit to the Museum, allowing anyone to experience a virtual tour.
The modular design and development of the app acts like an armature, ensuring the easy addition of content, functions, and programs to its original offering, facilitating the growth of this offering over time. This not only allows the CMHR to continually meet the expectations of its audience, but as a very contemporary and active museum, this design concept has already enabled the museum to remain relevant. Recent additions include Augmented Reality functions, temporary exhibition related content and programs, 3D artefact exploration, and much more.
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