The churches of Milano... in all senses

Access for blind and deaf visitors in 15 Milanese churches

Fifteen of the most beautiful churches in Milano are now accessible to all visitors through the use of multisensory and multimedia panels that have been installed to aid the visually impaired, the blind and persons with slight visual impairment.
The project is called 'Le chiese di Milano... in tutti i sensi' (The churches of Milan ... in all senses): the interiors of the buildings are recounted in an informative panel that integrates visual, tactile and auditory communication thanks to an innovative printing technique and the use of new technologies.

Each panel provides:

 

  • A short description, in Italian and English, in Braille that provides essential information on the church
  • An embossed map is positioned in the central part of the panel with a numerical display of the individual zones indicated in a key which enables orientation inside the building
  • Representation of the façade that integrates visual and tactile content
  • QR Code: framing the code with your smartphone, you can access the contents available in various ways: audio for the visually impaired, video with subtitles and translation of texts in Lis (Italian Sign Language) for the deaf, followed by a brief introduction to the history of the church and a description of the structure, some significant works and the church façade

 

The route chosen for the project, developed by Tactile Vision Onlus and sponsored Italian Union of the Blind in collaboration with the municipality, comprises the following churches: