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National Park Service Adds Assistive Technology System

Softeq Development Corporation announces the completion of the Durateq® Assistive Technology System offering assistive listening and audio description at the New River Gorge National River (U.S. National Park Service) Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing, West Virginia. The New River Gorge team wanted to make their visitor center experience accessible to all guests and partnered with Design & Integration, Inc. and Softeq for their solution.

Originally developed for the Walt Disney World theme park, the Durateq Assistive Technology Version (ATV) handheld devices with its ALiCE (Assistive Listening and Captioning Engine) software makes the visitor center experience accessible to anyone requiring audio or visual assistance. The system provides audio description (AD) for visitors who are blind or have low vision, and assistive listening (ALS) for visitors with hearing loss. The audio content is triggered automatically, synchronized with the videos in the visitor center’s theatre, and even provides some navigational assistance.

The Durateq ATV is the most advanced assistive handheld solution available today that helps public venues meet Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

Softeq Development Corporation is headquartered in Houston, TX. Softeq specializes in software services, system integration, product development, and assistive technology for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. For more information, visit

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