State park uses tech to improve visits
Visitors to the Falls of the Ohio State Park who have hearing, visual and sensory challenges now have technology to enhance the educational experience. The Falls of the Ohio Foundation says technology to aid visitors with special needs has been installed at the park’s interpretive center.
Visitors can download the free Access 4 All app and use it to enjoy the historical stories shared at the Interpretive Center. The foundation says the service will help give visitors experience the museum in a way that is comfortable for them and on their own mobile devices.
“We’re thankful for partners like American Water [Charitable Foundation] who help the Falls of the Ohio Foundation steward the natural, cultural, and historical resources of this important area,” said Falls of the Ohio Foundation Executive Director Kenton Wooden. “With their support, and that of the Indiana Parks Alliance, the Access 4 All app at the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center will make the significant stories of our past available to everyone, regardless of their individual needs.”
The park is located on the banks of the Ohio River in Clarksville. The interpretive center features 3,000 square feet of immersive exhibits that tell the story of fossil beds and receding glaciers which carved the landscape along the river.