Media Coverage of the ASL Guide for The Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza


The Sixth Floor Museum just launched a new
way for Deaf visitors to experience the exhibits there the museum now offers American Sign
Language translation of the exhibit audio guide teaming up with Winkshop, Inc to create
that. The CEO of Winkshop explained through a translator what it means for the Deaf visitors
so there needs to be visual language available for accessibility that way when a Deaf person
comes in to the museum they get that same experience that same feeling that same understanding
of what happened just like when a hearing person comes into the museums. The museum is
the first in the area to offer a guide like that for Deaf visitors. This is News 8 Now. Something new to tell
you about here more visitors in Dallas will be able to get the full experience while touring
The Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza. Thats right they are now getting an American Sign
Language guide for the hearing impaired. iPads can get checked out at the admission desk
that will provide the same information as the audio tour right now they have ten iPads
available but they are working on getting some more as soon as they can. Technology
is giving the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing a whole new experience as The Sixith Floor Museum
The museum debuted its new American Sign Language guides today the iPad minis are loaded with
videos of sign language guides interpreting the audio tour most people listen to on their
way through the exhibit. A company called Winkshop created and donated the videos to
the museum it’s owned by Wink Smith Jr whose parents are Deaf. Growing up in a Deaf home
I saw a lot of inequality a lot of oppression a lot of times when my parents did not have
equal access. Smith says he hopes other museums across the country see the guides and follow
suit. The Sixith Floor Museum just launched a new
way for Deaf visitors to experience the exhibits there. This is great the museum now offers
American Sign Language Translation of the exhibit audio guide. Teaming up with Winkshop,
Inc to create this. The CEO of Winkshop explained through a translator what it means for the
Deaf visitors so there needs to be visual language available for accessibility that
way when a Deaf person comes in to the museum they get that same experience that same feeling
that same understanding of what happened just like when a hearing person comes into the
museums. Such an awesome museum if you get a chance to go. Yeah, we will see you at ten.

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