Slovenian tourism turns interactive
The project Interactive Tourism for All is intended for less mobile people, the elderly, the deaf, hearing-impaired people, and the blind or visually-impaired.
They aim to enabling people with disabilities to access tourist destinations, including natural and cultural landmarks, through the use of new technologies.
The project stems from the European guidelines for developing accessible tourism. It will promote social inclusion and accessibility with the help of virtual reality technology, modern audio devices and augmented reality visual aids and tools.
They will also provide the access for all to protected cultural and natural heritage sights, which will further maintain them and enable a wider, more inclusive spectrum of visitors.
The local action groups plan to create access for all to many tourist destinations through the use of virtual reality headsets and 360-degree videos.
Visitors will be able to take a close look at Mt Snežnik, visit the ice cave Velika Jama in the Paradana Nature Reserve, virtually fly over the seasonal Pivka lakes, get familiar with the famous Ribnica crafts, raft on the river Savinja, or explore the coal mine shafts in Trbovlje.