Erie Maritime Museum Testing Technology to Help Visually Impaired Engage with Exhibits
The Erie Maritime Museum is one of six Pennsylvania museums testing a new app to help people who are visually impaired.
Visitors who download and use the Aira app will be connected to an agent who will describe all of the exhibits and artifacts to them.
The visitor can basically see the museum through the eyes of the Aira agent.
It's provided as a free service.
If Aira is successful and funding is available, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will roll out the service to other state-owned historic sites and museums.