The purpose of this page is to present all of Sweden’s audio guides in one place.
The page carries only information that a guide is available, and where and how to listen to it. No audio files posted on the site since the purpose is to inform and survey the entire range. Then we see a particular point in avoiding the limitations of copyright. In addition, different digital listening options ate so much that it is impossible to present a unified playback of audio files.
Selection of content
All audio guides that may be of interest for a visiting generall public is published. In cases where the audio guide is available in several languages we try to tell about them in the respective language if we are able to do so. The audio guides can be produced by many different types of providers, making the style and availability vary greatly.
In many cases museums commission the production of audio guides specifically for visually impaired. That purpose is best accomplished with the so-called visual interpretation as an extra layer of information. Interpretation of what the eye sees, from the objects in an exhibition to surroundings and directions to the next section of the guides experience. The mere fact that a audio guide is available as an alternative to printed signs provide some accessibility for the visually impaired, but as visual interpretation of exhibitions, television programs and movies are becoming more common, a properly designed visual interpretation is often expected in audio guides.
About us, who have created Audioguides.se
We who created the page, and collected the contents named Iris Media AB. We are one of several producers of audio guides in Sweden. We are working with media production across the spectrum from print media to audio and web TV. We have a commercial interest in the production of audio guides and compete with other producers in the area. We also have a strong interest in the whole phenomenon and hope that with this Web service can help many more to find audio guides and reach out to new places to discover them with mobile phones and headsets.