Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 01:51 GMT
Visually-Impaired youth enjoying the tour to Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis – Press photo
CAIRO – 22 July 2020: The Cultural Development and Community Communication Department of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities organized a guided tour for a number of visually-impaired youths at the Baron Palace in Heliopolis, in cooperation with Ain Misr Association.
Rasha Kamal, the general manager of the department, said that this is the first tour of its kind in the Baron Palace. It included visiting the palace’s halls and the panorama area [roof]. Young people were also trained on the possibility of taking a self-tour through the use of mobile applications that convert written explanation cards into audible sound.
The tour ended with a photography workshop that the youth had previously trained for. This workshop teaches the participants about dimensions and sensing light, which qualifies them to take pictures using a certain camera, to be able to feel what they photographed.
She added that the administration has also allocated a tour for children from 6 - 9 years old, where members of the administration accompanied the children on a tour inside the palace and provided them with a background about the history of the palace and the Heliopolis neighborhood.
Children booklets, previously issued by the administration, have also been distributed.
The tour concluded with a workshop for children that teaches them how to make a model of a small clay elephant resembling elephants at the front of the palace, using a template made by the administration.