Listen to Our Story
A multisensorial exploratory experience that focuses on the equal inclusion of people with visual impairment with a guide and tells the stories of Agon and the Olympic Legacy.
Listen to our Story is part of the educational program Agon, An Olympic Legacy and was developed by Off Stream and its partners for the Athens Olympic Museum through an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Listen to Our Story is a multisensorial exploratory experience addressed to all visitors and in particular to persons with partial or total loss of sight accompanied by their guide. Using hearing and touch as the main senses, the visitors have the opportunity to get in contact with the History of Sports and the Olympic Games, from the ancient times to the present day, and enjoy a stimulating museum experience. Listen to Our Story features 30 stories including tactile representations of selected exhibits and audio narrations with descriptions of the halls and the exhibition sections of the Athens Olympic Museum.
For the development of the inclusive applications that comprise Listen to Our Story, Off Stream collaborated with a group of specialized professionals from the fields of arts, architecture, museology, audio description, accessibility, digital media as well as with people who experience different levels of visual impairment ensuring the adequacy and the functionality of the applied practices.
The curated tour “Listen to Our Story” is part of the social and educational program “Agon, An Olympic Legacy” of Athens Olympic Museum, supported through an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and was developed by Off Stream in collaboration with Mulo Creative Lab, liminal, Clio Muse Tours, Apolyto Creative Spot, the Accessibility Support Academy, Leia Avraam, Marianna Desypri and Christina Skandali.
Client: Athens Olympic Museum
Exclusive Donor/Funded by: Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
Scientific Responsibility, Project Management & Content Curation: Off Stream
General Supervision, Architectural & Artistic Direction: Mulo Creative Lab
Museological Curation: Alexandra Nikiforidou
Consultancy & Quality Checks Focus Group: Marianna Desypri & Christina Skandali
Audio Narrations in Greek & English Language: liminal
Audio Narrations Production Manager: Christos Papamichael
Writing & Editing of Audio Narrations: Stela Anastasaki, Kerasia Michalopoulou, Kalliopi Gkika
Translations in English Language: Trisevgeni Papadakou & Marcus O’ Connor
Narrators: Christos Thanos (GR), James Beckett-Dunn (ENG)
Recordings: Basement Studio Productions
Web Accessibility & Hosting of Audio Narrations: Clio Muse Tours
Orientation/Mobility and Daily Skills Instructor for visually impaired persons: Leia Avraam
Mobility skills instruction for persons with visual impairment training of the museum personnel: Accessibility Support Academy
Production & Printing: Apolyto Creative Spot
Photographs: Hichem Merouche, © OffStream 2023