Over 180,000 Aboriginal children were forced to attend residential schools in Canada. Since 2011 Acoustiguide Interactive has been working closing with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) to develop mobile, tablet, kiosk and web solutions to promote public awareness, understanding, and education of the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada and their ongoing intergenerational impacts.
Our first collaboration was a series of mobile handset and tablet applications intended to augment the travelling exhibition Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools. The exhibition consists of framed archival photographs, text panels, maps, and historic documents. These assets were digitized and incorporated into a multimedia tour narrated by curator Jeff Thomas.
Following the successful launch of the project, Tristan was contracted to build a new and completely re-imagined version of the companion website to the exhibition. The existing site, built using Adobe Flash, has been completely redesigned from the ground up to create an immersive experience using the latest generation HTML5 technologies and accessible content alternatives. The new site is compatible with all major desktop browsers and features a responsive design optimized for tablet devices.