An exhibit fabricator engaged 106 Group to provide audio description services for interpretive exhibits at Whitewater State Park. The exhibits are in the Discovery Room of the park’s visitor center and provide a family-friendly, interactive visitor experience for a diverse audience. This implementation of audio description is a first in Minnesota state parks.
Our team led the development of audio descriptions to support the MN Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) compliance with state and federal accessibility standards. We wrote audio description scripts, identified the delivery hardware, coordinated audio recording with a local studio, and supported implementation training and documentation. We also collaborated with the exhibit fabricator and MN DNR staff to finalize the approach to seasonal exhibits and identify consistent placement for playback triggers.
The exhibit fabricator and MN DNR staff appreciated our guidance and insights on this new exhibit component, from concept through implementation. Throughout the project, our team identified a variety of pioneering ways to develop and implement audio descriptions for state park visitors. Now, and into the future, visitors to Whitewater State Park with low or no vision can fully experience the exhibits in the Discovery Room.