This summer, Sensible Innovations will be partnering with The Chicago Lighthouse, a nonprofit serving people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans. For the first time in its 112-year history, The Chicago Lighthouse will launch the Lighthouses on The Mag Mile public art display. Between June 19 and August 11, more than 50 decorated lighthouse sculptures will be on display throughout Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and surrounding neighborhoods. The sculptures will be decorated by artists, most of whom have disabilities. The goal of this public art display is to promote awareness about the importance access and inclusion has for people with disabilities.
In conjunction with TheChicago Lighthouse, Sensible Innovations will make the sculptures accessible for guests who are blind or visually impaired. By using iBeacons that will be attached to each sculpture along with the Aware app, blind and visually impaired individuals will be able to get a description and information about the sculpture. Details will include how the sculpture looks, information about the artist who decorated the sculpture, as well as other important background on the work of art. To access these descriptions, users simply need to download the free Aware app from the iTunes or Google Play stores onto their mobile device.
Stay tuned to this website for more details about the Lighthouses on The Mag Mile art exhibit, and how you can participate. We also invite individuals who visit the public art display over the summer to send us their feedback, and experiences with the Aware app.
Sensible Innovations is thrilled to work alongside The ChicagoLighthouse in this new and exciting partnership, and we appreciate this unique opportunity!