Techniquest

Connect, اتصل, mettre en contact, جوڑنا… with us for our new App!

March 10, 2020

What is our Audio Tour project?

Techniquest is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all visitors. As a result, we are developing an App with our community, for our community. They have requested that we create the App in the most popular languages they speak which include, Arabic, Polish, Bengali, Somali, Urdu, Chinese and French.

 

What are the aims of the project?

Our aim is to reach out to members of the community who experience communication barriers in their everyday lives. Through research and consultation with local groups we discovered that many individuals who are deaf, visually impaired or speak English as a second language (ESOL) felt that there were barriers to their learning, making interactions with our exhibits challenging. As a result, our new project will provide widespread enjoyment, strengthening communication links and facilitating a social experience for all. We will utilise customer and community feedback to provide an accessible and welcoming centre that emphasises learning and education for all members of the community.

 

Partners

Techniquest is committed to working with diverse and dynamic groups in order to expand our understanding of how better to serve our local community. We are currently working with groups from Sight Life Cardiff who will be assisting with the audio description element of our project. In addition, we have also consulted Wales Council for the Deaf members in order to invite feedback regarding the accessibility of our centre. We have also developed a link with the Language Café based in Riverside (South Riverside Community Development Centre) who will support us with more basic language translation.

 

What next?

We are seeking collaboration with individuals or groups who can support us with the translation of our exhibits into the languages aforementioned. Techniquest is currently developing an exciting new Science Capital project which will launch over the coming months. This is your opportunity to make a difference within the local community by demonstrating inclusivity and community, both of which are values at the heart of Techniquest’s ethos.

Do you have these skills? Contact us!

 

 

Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

Opening hours

Techniquest’s opening hours vary — visit the Opening Times page to find out the current hours.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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FAQs

  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

    We regret that there is no parking on-site at Techniquest.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days and Home Educator days.

  • I have a different question.

    Please see our dedicated FAQ page.

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