An Oculus provides disabled visitors to the Anne Frank House a virtual tour (Picture: Anne Frank House) - Source: An Oculus provides disabled visitors to the Anne Frank House a virtual tour (Picture: Anne Frank House) at
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 11:10
Anne Frank House virtual reality tour ready for disabled visitors
The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam is now offering a 360 degrees virtual reality tour for visitors who can not enjoy the museum fully due to mobility problems, the museum announced on Wednesday. Up until now Anne Frank's hiding place in the back-house has not been accessible to people with disabilities and mobility problems due to narrow hallways and stairs. The Anne Frank Foundation working with VR Producties have come up with a solution. Visitors with mobility problems can now enjoy the entire museum from the comfort of the museum's cafe with special glasses. The virtual tour gives visitors a 360 degrees tour, including animations and a guide, of the back-house and Anne Frank's hiding place in the attic, which is not accessible to the public. The tour takes about 10 minutes and is available in Dutch, English, German, French and Spanish The Anne Frank House is also looking into how this new technology can be applied in the educational field.