ACCESS TO ART & CULTURE 文化藝術零距離

Art and culture enhance every part of our lives. They bring us joy, and help us make sense of the past, understand the changes of our society; to engage our own experiences and; to connect and empathise with others.

We believe that art and culture make life better, help to build diverse communities and improve our quality of life. Accessible to art and culture can inspire our education system, boost our economy and give our nation international standing.

Museums, galleries, historical venues and touristy spots are filled with wisdom, beauty and thoughts. We want to encourage equal access and participation for the visually impaired and elderly with low vision. We can prove that it is possible to enhance the art and culture experience even without the ability of vision.

文化和藝術提升我們生活的每一部份。為我們帶來歡樂;讓我們認識過去;理解社會的變遷;連繫自身經驗和人與人之間的關係。

我們相信文化藝術使生命變得更美好,能建立多元社群,使生活更生動活潑。無障礙的文化藝術接觸能啟發教育制度,刺激經濟和建構國家的形象和國際地位。

博物館,畫廊,具歷史價值的地方和旅遊景點均充滿著無限的智慧,美感和想法。我們提倡視障人士和低視力長者能有平等的機會去接觸和參與文化藝術。驗證著縱然沒有視力,他們仍可擁有非一般的文化藝術體驗。

 

HOW DOES IT WORK 該如何運作

Tactile-Audio Interaction System(TAIS) is a new multidimensional approach in art and culture that excites and enhances mental image building for the visually impaired.

TAIS is also an interactive platform that enable the visually impaired to understand and engage visual information through touching and hearing with the integration of tactile painting and audio description.

Carefully contoured the visual elements and information with raised lines to first depict the general figure accompanied audio description activated upon sensitive fingers of the visually impaired. TAIS presentations provide a multidimensional perspective of a painting, photograph; graphic, architecture and scenery even to those with compromised vision.

「觸感聽覺互動系統」(TAIS)是以多元感官刺激來鑑賞藝術文化的新方向,藉此激發並提升視障人士建構思維圖像的能力。

TAIS 也是一個互動平台,透過融合觸感圖和口述影像,讓視障用家通過觸感和聽覺,接收並理解視覺資訊。

運用凸線,細緻地勾勒出視覺元素和資訊;當視障人士按下按鈕,便可啟動口述影像功能。兩者互相配合下,便能描繪出藝術品的基本輪廓。TAIS 之呈現方式能為畫像、照片、圖像、建築及風景注入了多從感官的體驗,惠及健視和視覺有所缺憾的朋友。

IMPACTS 社會影響

Please come back and see our pilot testing result later.

敬請密切留意我們初期試驗的結果。

OUR SERVICE 我們的服務

BEYOND VISION PROJECTS (BVP) provides services on accessibility consultation, assistive devices/tool development, products and merchandises services with the integration of Tactile-Audio Interaction System (TAIS);

Major potential sectors:

  1. Art & Cultural Sector – Museums, Historical Venues and Heritage Sites and etc.
  2. Travel & Tourism Sector – Hong Kong International Airport, tourist information centres, tourist attractions, hotels, amusement parks and etc.
  3. Retails Industry – Shopping malls in Hong Kong.
  4. Training –Tactile Painting Making Workshop,  Audio Description Workshop; Tactile-Audio Description Interaction System Workshop.

Apart from improving the inclusivity, accessibility and diversity for the visually impaired and low visions; we also help to promote and to project Hong Kong as a highly inclusive environment and barrier-free access metropolitan city internationally, which potentially impact the economy and the tourism.

We have a fantastic resource of advice and guidance for a range of activities for accessibility and universal guidelines, from accessing, reviewing, recommending and implementing; on how to enhance the aspects of social inclusiveness, equality and participation for the visually impaired. 

BVP樂於以TAIS作為媒介,提供無障礙諮詢、輔助器材 / 工具開發和產品設計服務。

主要服務範疇:

藝術與文化——博物館、歷史文化古蹟等

旅遊及觀光——香港國際機場、旅客諮詢中心、旅遊景點、酒店、主題樂園等

零售業——香港各大購物商場

訓練——觸感圖畫製作工作坊、口述影像工作坊、「觸感聽覺互動系統」工作坊

除了改善視障與低視力人士在社會上融合、無障礙和多元化發展的狀況外,我們更幫助推廣並打造香港成為高度共融、國際性的無障礙都市,由此帶動經濟和旅遊業。

我們在籌辦一系列的無障礙活動以及制定世界通用的指引上獲得了寶貴的意見和指導,意見範疇由使用、評閱、建議和實行當中的構思,以至提升視障人士在社會共融、社會平權和社會參與度的方法。