The aim is to prepare a path equipped with visual tactile panels with QR code and NFC tag and aromatic plants for people with sensorial disorders
The current path of Percorso dei sensi was in any case accessible for people with motor disorders, but there wasn’t placed any educational tool along it; so it was necessary to enhance the path with educational panels, but at the same time it was important to give the possibility to the visitors, especially to those with sensorial and motor disorders, to access to the habitats and flowerbeds of Botanical Garden and to access to the information too. With these aims, three visual tactile panels with a QR code (to download the file referred to every panel) and a NFC tag (related to an audio guide), regarding the Botanical Garden and the main important tree species of mountain belt of central-southern Apennines were planned, realised and installed along the path. Moreover, four wooden planter with aromatic plants were placed along the path. The plants can be touched and smelled by the visitors to appreciate the morphological differences among the four species and the different scents. Nearby every wooden planter there’s a tactile panel describing the properties and the use of these officinal species.
The project dedicated to the accessibility and inclusion planning for people with sensorial disorders was presented and accepted in a financial call of MIUR (Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca – Ministry for Education, University and Research).
Evidence of success
The Percorso dei Sensi is really appreciated from all the visitors and not only from people with sensorial and motor disorders. Moreover, our project was mentioned many times by the Prefect of Isernia as good example of a PEBA (Piano Eliminazione Barriere Architettoniche – Plan for Removal of Architectural Barriers) so much so that the Botanical Garden takes part of the Technical Advisory Group for accessibility and security in public areas.
Fortunately, we didn’t have particular difficulties.
Potential for learning or transfer
Taking into account the principle of accessibility and inclusion, it would be significant and notable that in dedicated green areas, such as botanical garden or part of parks, realise similar projects. Give the opportunity to people with motor or sensorial disorders to easily access to nature and all its aspects, it could be magnificent.
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