All Ability Guidebooks Are Now On-Line In Sway!

I am very excited to announce that I have recreated all of my Ability Guidebooks as Microsoft Sways.  By changing into this new format they are now recordable and viewable on a smart phone.  If you need them as a PDF drop me a line, but Sway has allowed me to address the problem of making my books accessible to people who can’t read or can’t see well enough to read.  Check out the Explore Helsinki “I Am Going To Senate Square”–the first book that also has audio recording to see what a difference changing formats makes!

I’m also THRILLED to say that Microsoft has taken me under their wing and have been sharing out about the books all week.  They have been so incredibly helpful and are truly hoping that by giving my books more exposure, that people in other places will also create some books for their own home towns!

All of the Sway Ability Guidebooks are here: https://docs.com/user455133

And there is a blog post here that explains everything in a little more detail:  https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/25/making-the-world-more-accessible-with-sway/

I Am Going To St Paul’s Cathedral! Ability Guidebooks Explore London by Brett Bigham

Few buildings have as much history as St Paul’s Cathedral.

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I wish we had had time in London to get more pictures but we only had a day and half.  I’m thankful Mike is willing to stand in when I can’t get shots with the general public in them.  Sometimes the scale of the room is necessary to give a real idea of the space you are about to enter. Nothing shows that better than a person.  Without a model you have to wait ages to get a picture with just the right person to wander into the shot, at just the right angle and at just the right moment.

As a rule I try to get pictures with no faces in them but it is not always possible.  Often I will blur people out but that in itself is usually a bad choice.  Modern computer screens can be huge and a blurred-out face can be kind of scary on a big screen.  Since my goal is to familiarize people with a destination, the last thing I want to do is scare them with a blurry ghost face!

St. Paul’s does not currently allow photography inside so I am very thankful to the photographers who share their photos on  Wikimedia Commons.

 

I Am Going to the New Tate Modern and the Viewing Platform! A New Ability Guidebook for London!

This Ability Guidebook for the Tate includes visiting both the art collection and the Tate Viewing Platform.  I created three books for the Tate.  One for the art collection, one for the Tate Viewing Platform and this one that includes both.

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I Am Going To New Tate Modern! A New Ability Guidebook by Brett Bigham

The New Tate Modern has an amazing collection of Modern Art.  If you could pick only one museum in the world to visit the Tate should be at the top of your list!

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Aside from the art collection, the building itself has a 365 degree viewing platform on the 10th floor.  Because visiting both the museum and the viewing platform on the same day might be too difficult a trip, I’ve created three books: one for the art museum alone, one for the viewing platform alone and one with both.  This will give you some options if you need to segment your trip.

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I Am Going To The New Tate Modern Viewing Level! An Ability Guidebook for London!

Hello Great Britain!  I am thrilled to present London’s first Ability Guidebook, I Am Going To The New Tate Modern Viewing Level!

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Helsinki, I love you! One More Ability Guidebook for Finland! Senate Square.

To wrap up Ability Guidebooks Explore Finland we have a final book!  This one is for Senate Square.

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I Am Going To Ride The Helsinki Metro! A New Ability Guidebook for Finland!

In a perfect world every airport, train station and metro would have books like these!  Here is my third book for Finland!

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I Am Going To Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden! An Ability Guidebook for Helsinki, Finland (autism supports)

Helsinki now has two Ability Guidebooks!  I present:

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Finland! A New Ability Guidebook! A New Country! I Am Going To The Ateneum!

My first book for Finland is finished in English, not Finnish!  I am thrilled to announce: I Am Going To The Ateneum Art Museum!

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