A Central London-based charity for homeless people, The Connection at St Martins, is running a weekly digital media group where homeless people are given the opportunity to create their own content for the recently installed digital signage running digitalsignage.net software, according to an announcement from digitalsignage.net.
The charity saw digital signage, provided by Blackburn-based company Dynamax Technologies Ltd., as a way to inform visitors about the variety of activities and the range of services it provides, and wanted to ensure content was current and interactive. The main goal was to provide a space to showcase the creativity and achievements of its clients, which is why the digital media group has been set up, the announcement said.
Services provided include skills training and career advice and activity programs; on average the building sees more than 200 people a day.
Using digitalsignage.net software, the center is now able to show a daily schedule of activities including opening hours, meal times and photography created by the clients.
The Connection at St Martins currently has two screens, which both play the same content. One is a reception screen, and the other is located in the main activity room.
Day Center Manager Angela Protain said in the announcement that the digital signage "has revolutionized the way we give information to clients and other visitors to the day center."
Not only does the staff believe the digital signage solution has had a positive impact, she said, but clients "(like) that it tells you what's going on each day. It catches your attention and you see things you didn't know about before."
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