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National Park Service

Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Museum

Type of Tour

Accessibility, Interpretive

Services Rendered

Creative Direction, Production Services, Project Management, Script Development

Type of Technology

Audio Guides

Project Description

Located in the heart of the Smokey Mountain National Park, the Oconalfutee Visitor Center’s goal is to show visitors not only the beauty of the mountains, but of the people and rich culture as well. As a “combined” audio described tour, a 25 minute interpretive tour is available to all visitors and an audio described version — with an additional 45 minutes of description, direction and panel text — is available to visitors with visual impairments. The staff simply switches the audio guide between the interpretive and AD tour upon request. NOTE – it is the same audio tour experience available to sighted visitors, only with an additional descriptive element available for visitors with low or no vision.