The free application scans QR codes attached to exhibits to trigger the display of the appropriate Auslan movie and accompanying captions.
"The Smart Auslan project with the National Sports Museum is a breakthrough in exhibition accessibility for Deaf and hearing impaired Australians," said ACE CEO Sandy Gilliland. "This partnership is part our ongoing commitment to deliver quality-of-life services today that will provide equal access to Deaf Australians. We see this as the first of many museums and galleries that will look to further cultural access for all Australians, by opening their doors wider for the Deaf and hearing impaired communities."
(The term Deaf is used by Australians who use Auslan as their first and preferred language.)
Extending the system to other locations would presumably require little more than creating a new set of videos, captions and QR codes.
The Smart Auslan app is available from the Android Market.