Reopening to Visitors: Safely and Smartly
June 12, 2020

AHI Webinar: Covid Safety and Digital Interpretation, Thursday 2, July 2020 from 5 pm until 6 pm

Re-opening heritage locations in a Covid-safe way is especially challenging in the case of digital interpretation. Major issues now arise over hand-held devices that have in the past been loaned to multiple visitors, and also the use of public touch-screens, kiosks, and other interactives.

This workshop will look in a non-technical way at the wide range of digital technologies that are available, including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and the pros and cons of each. It will focus on how you can use them to keep staff and visitors safe, including the opportunity for interpreters to migrate content onto safer platforms.

As we are all learning how to manage this ‘new normal’, the workshop will also seek to stimulate innovative ideas, with the guidance of AHI Corporate Member Neil Rathbone who is a professional technologist.

Outline Content

Public sharing devices

  • Human-led group tours
  • Hand-held digital tour guides
  • Kiosks and touch screens

Bring Your Own Device

  • Generic characteristics of BYOD
  • Using the public Web
  • Generating a private Web
  • Commissioning native apps
  • Controlling exhibits through your phone

Register online and a Zoom invitation will be sent to you a day or two before the event. Places are limited so book early!