Stranahan House launches app for guests with disabilities

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The Stranahan House Museum is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County.
The Stranahan House Museum is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County. Photo Credit: Gordon Ollie Wareham

Fort Lauderdale's historical Stranahan House Museum has developed an app to help visitors with disabilities enjoy the attraction.

The Stranahan House is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County, built in 1901 as a trading post and community hall by Frank Stranahan, who was instrumental in the founding of the city of Fort Lauderdale. The structure eventually became the residence of the Stranahan family.

The app, which launched on May 31, offers a comprehensive virtual tour of the site and provides additional information about the history of Fort Lauderdale and the house's past residents.

Because of the age of the house, it was not built with accessibility in mind. Those guests unable to visit the second floor of the house will be provided iPad access to the app, which enables virtual access to every room on the second floor. The app also provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired as well as a transcript in multiple languages.

The free app is available for download on Android and Apple devices prior to or upon arrival. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $7 for students, with guided tours available every day on the hour from 1 to 3 p.m.

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