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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Making sure your web presence is accessible to people with disabilities


Creating a web presence is now a norm for all of us. We can reach out beyond the actual visitors who physically come to our building. We use text, images, sound, and moving images. We're getting creative in presenting our collections and the value of our museum to the public. However, there are groups of people who can't get the benefit of our web presence. Those with visual disabilities cannot read and enjoy the photos and videos presented online. Those with hearing disabilities might not get the context of our videos. 

Come to this mini workshop to learn about Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), what they mean to your museum's web presence, and how to conduct a simple accessibility assessment of your website using your web browser and browser add-ons designed for this purpose. You don't have to know how to design and create a website to do an assessment, but knowing what kind of experience your website visitors might encounter would help you plan for your next online project. Bring your laptop, if you wish. Handouts will also be made available.


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Responsible for library electronic resources access and assessments (statistics, usability, and accessibility) of the Library's web presence. I am also the subject selector for the Library Science collection and the library liaison for the Museum Studies program at Michigan State University.

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