Accessibility, Cultural Institutions and Mobile Technology

How are cultural institutions all over the world using mobile technology and apps to make themselves more accessible to people with disabilities? How do users of assistive technology want to see it employed at the museums and recreational locations they visit? Together  Art Beyond Sight and Antenna International have created a series of online surveys to help answer these questions. Results of the surveys will be shared through papers and conferences in the upcoming year – including at Museums and the Web!

We invite you to complete one (or more, if applicable) of the three surveys below, all of which are brief and relate to the use of mobile technology (smartphones, tablets, apps) in everyday life, in cultural institutions, and for accessibility purposes. You do not have to be well-versed in the technology itself to answer the questions. We look forward to receiving as broad a response as possible, so please share these links with your friends and colleagues. Deadline for survey completion is January 31st!

Which survey is right for you? Follow the links below:

 

IF YOU WORK IN A CULTURAL INSTITUTION OR MUSEUM:

http://svy.mk/JQfL9s

 

IF YOU WORK IN AN ACCESS ORGANIZATION OR OTHER INSTITUTION THAT PROVIDES SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:

http://svy.mk/JQg6J7

 

IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY (WHETHER OR NOT YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A TECHNOLOGY USER!):

http://svy.mk/1bWszk1

 

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About Sofie Andersen

As Director of Digital Media at the Whitney Museum of American Art, I lead interdisciplinary teams for web, app, and multimedia development. I'm a strategist and a storyteller who designs meaningful encounters at the intersection of art, place and experience. Previously, I've worked as Senior Digital Strategist and Executive Producer with stakeholders of the world‘s most important arts and cultural heritage organizations, as well as leading brands including; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, Tate Modern, The Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Statue of Liberty, and Hugo Boss. I holds BA Hons in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, UK, and a certificate in Arts Administration from NYU. I have run storytelling and content strategy workshops, speak regularly at industry conferences, conduct research on user-experiences and emerging digital technology.

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