Another Ability Guidebook for Lima, Peru! I Am Going To The Love Park!

One of these days I am going to get completely caught up! One book at a time…

In the summer of 2015 I travelled to Peru as a National Education Association Global Fellow. It was an amazing experience and we saw some of the great museums and cultural sights of Peru including Machu Picchu. The Peru Department of Education welcomed us and we toured schools and met students and teachers at one of Peru’s most respected schools and again at one of Peru’s poorest school. It was an incredibly enriching experience.

My way of paying back the lovely people of Peru who treated me with such kindness and respect is to make Ability Guidebooks. I’ve previously posted a book for the Inca Museum in Cusco and now I’m thrilled to add another book to the list for Peru.

I Am Going To The Love Park! Lima, Peru

I Am Going To The Love Park! Lima, Peru

 

A Brand New Ability Guidebook for Italy! I Am Going to the Roman Forum!

Rome is such an amazing city! Just walking through its cobblestone streets, soaking in the architecture and the history, feel like a gift. My way of saying thank you is to create these Ability Guidebooks with the photos from my visit. I invite others to do the same–create an Ability Guidebook for their own community. I will help any way I can!

Without further ado, I introduce the newest Ability Guidebook, this one for the Roman Forum!

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The Newest Country With An Ability Guidebook!!! Croatia!!!

There is nothing I like more than adding another country to the list of places with Ability Guidebooks!  This is my Tenth country!  If you know anyone who speaks Croatian, I need a translator!

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I Am Going To Walk the Walls of Old Dubrovnik  (As a PDF )

 

Brett Bigham is the 2014 Oregon State Teacher of the Year and the President or ORSTOY, the Oregon Chapter of National Network of State Teachers of the Year.

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 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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I Am Going To The Latvian National Museum of Art! Latvia’s first Ability Guidebook!

I’m very proud to announce Latvia is the  seventh country to have Ability Guidebooks! This museum has a wonderful collection of classical and modern Latvian artists!  Hopefully I can get this translated into Latvian to help local people visit the museum.

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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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