How It Works

How Does the DiscoveryPEN work ?

The DiscoveryPEN is a simple but effective and affordable technology which is used in schools, by the RNIB, for Bird recognition and for Museums, Heritage Houses and Nature Trails. The pen has 3 buttons although in all cases only the power button is needed to listen to an audio trail.Turn on the... Read More

How Outdoor Talking Platforms are made ?

We have the partners to make the actual outdoor platforms, be they in wood, metal or laminates.
All you need to do is provide us the 300dpi PDF artwork. We can print up to 70cm wide and 1.5m long (portrait or landscape).  Also, on a rough artwork indicate where you would like sound... Read More

How Talking Wall Panels are made ?

Design your artwork and decide where you want to have sound spots. Number them according to numbers in DiscoveryLINK using the ‘wall panel’ profile.
Open DiscoveryLINK, and allocate mp3 files to the numbered sound spots. When ready, click ‘Upload’ and the compiled... Read More

How badges and medallions are sound activated ?

All the badges have a unique number that correspond to numbers in DiscoveryLINK. Open DiscoveryLINK, select the badges profile, then allocate your mp3 files as before. Once ready, connect the pen via usb to DiscoveryLINK and the compiled file will automatically be transferred to your pen. You... Read More

How Leaflets are made?

Making paper leaflets with artwork that talk is really easy. You can laminate them, or even bulk print of pence, so that the visitor can listen and take it away home as an aide-memoir! Here is what you do:
1. Make a rough sketch of the vidual graphic - could be pictures, maps, text....... Read More

"The DiscoveryPEN has been very successful in our trial and has received excellent feedback. We have extended its run and will certainly look to use this on a wider scale in the Museum in the future – incorporating different languages too."

British Golf Museum.

"The audio was great. Very easy to follow and find sites and I am directionally challenged. Excellent guide for all ages. It was very easy to use. I wear hearing aids and I could hear it very clearly. Thankyou for a very interesting tour"

Visitor Feedback-Oxford Botanical Garden

"We are very pleased with the Discovery PEN - It is an easy way to increase accessibility within the galleries."

Katey Boal Learning Manager Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre

 

"Everyone loves the pen."

Forest Exploration Center,  John Gee Executive Director.

"The pilot project has been so successful that the pen will be extended to more galleries and collection."

Paul Sullivan, Museum Access and Inclusion Officer, Bristol

"This is probably the most accessible trail of people of all kinds of disabilities in the entire state. I really hope it spreads."

Accessibility Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Fern Trail

"We are very excited to get started. There are so many possibilities. This will really benefit our site."

John Fletcher, Manager of Oral Histories, Anderson House

"There is this 'Ah Ha' moment when visitors used the pen. It is magic."

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden