Audio Trails were appointed to design and develop a multimedia tour for Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield; a unique eighteenth century industrial steelworks.
Abbeydale is a challenging site for visitors to understand and, in particular, to explore physically. Some key spaces are inaccessible for people with impaired mobility. The Abbeydale Explorer app provides an enhanced visiting experience for the wide spectrum of people that visit.
Visitors can borrow iPads when they buy tickets or download the app to their own iOS or Android device. The app contains subtitled fly-through videos that provide a guide to inaccessible parts of the site. Engaging and informative text, plus audio commentaries and high quality photographs further allow visitors to understand the rich history of Abbeydale. Visitors can also use the app to create and send virtual postcards, follow story themes and partake in fun activities at each … Read More »
“It has been a pleasure to work with Ruth from beginning to end of the project. Her background in both education and interpretation has made the whole process a lot smoother with the addition of a ‘teacher’s eye’ to suggest additions and amendments to ideas for the education resource. It may also be her background in teaching which has given her the patience of a saint(!) and an absolute joy to work with both professionally and personally. Feedback from teachers has been really positive and we are really proud to have this new resource.”
Erin Lloyd-Jones, Lifelong Learning Manager (North Wales)
Cadw are responsible for some of the most significant sites in the world, helping people understand and care about their place and history – and the place of Wales in the world.
The bilingual education pack is directly linked to STEM and … Read More »
Burial grounds and churchyards are wonderful places to learn.
The bilingual education pack we produced for Caring for God’s Acre contains a host of activities, ideas and inspiration for the exploration of burial grounds of all kinds. It is available in Welsh and English and includes detailed curriculum links to support planning in a range of subjects including science, art and design, English and history.
It has been great to work with such a thoughtful and professional person, able to run with our ideas and work flexibly to ensure that the pack both reflects the ethos of our charity but is also a useful resource, linked to both the English and Welsh curriculae.
Everyone within our organisation is delighted with the finished product and we have been receiving praise for it since it went live.
I would definitely wish to work with you … Read More »
Visitors to Old Glossop, Derbyshire can now easily discover the important role the village played in the early cotton industry.
Audio Trails were commissioned to produce a responsive website, an audio trail, a family activity sheet, four interpretation panels and a further 15 location-specific mini-interpretation plaques, putting a wealth of information at people’s fingertips.
Visit the project website – www.oldglossoptrail.co.uk – to learn about this fantastic village and download the resources.
“I was most pleased to be able to work with Dan, from the early stages of the project when he was researching the possibilities for topics and places to include and when he required all the Old Glossop images which I supplied to be used in the various digital and signboard displays, and later contacting the Duke of Norfolk for permission to use his family coat of arms and also finding voices … Read More »
Explore five Charles Darwin-themed audio trails produced on behalf of Bromley Council. The audio guides explore the countryside Darwin called his ‘landscape laboratory’ and celebrate how Charles Darwin formulated his amazing theory of evolution in the Kent countryside – a theory that rocked the deeply religious Victorian world, and even Darwin himself!
Each Charles Darwin-themed audio trail is accompanied by a downloadable map and a family activity sheet to help everyone delve into the world of Charles Darwin, and discover how he got to grips with ‘the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection’.
Downe audio trail
Charles Darwin found school boring, thought his university years were a waste of time, and felt sick at the sight of blood! So how did he get to become one of the world’s greatest scientists? Find out as you follow this amazing audio trail … Read More »