Acoustiguide, Inc. Launches Inaugural Audio Tours at United Nations
(New York - Nov 4, 2009) Visitors to the United Nations now have an exciting new way to
experience the historic building and institution, thanks to Acoustiguide's new audio tours on its
handheld state-of-the-art multimedia player, Opus.
(PRWEB) November 11, 2009 -- The audio interpretation at the UN includes two engaging and accessible
tours—one that caters to adults and the other to children ages 8 –10 years old—both 35-minutes in length and
available in six languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, and French. An American Sign
Language tour will also be offered in December on the Opus players, which have the ability to display images and
play video on a large high-resolution screen. All audio tours will be delivered on Opus via a remote activator
specially designed by Acoustiguide.
The audio tours will supplement the popular guide-led tours that will remain an integral part of the visitor
experience at the UN. The addition of audio interpretation will, however, offer increased flexibility for visitors, as
they can now choose to take either a guide-led tour or an audio tour. Visitors will also be able to take an audio
tour in the General Assembly building on the weekends, when the guide-led tours are not offered. This
multifaceted delivery of interpretation allows the accommodation of many more visitors at the landmark United
Nations building, and reduces their waiting time for tours.
The audio tours bring together a multiplicity of voices to tell the stories of the UN’s history, mission and
initiatives. Visitors are greeted by a recording of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and will hear archival footage
of Nelson Mandela, Eleanor Roosevelt, and President Barack Obama, as well as interviews with UN personnel
who are working on the ground, including peacekeepers, landmine specialists, and goodwill ambassadors.
Acoustiguide is also supplying technology for the guide-led tours. Guide-U, Acoustiguide’s group guiding