ERIC Number: ED482073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Accessibility Techniques for Museum Web Sites.
Anable, Susan; Alonzo, Adam
Like other public institutions, museums strive to make their facilities accessible to people with disabilities, yet these same patrons may be hindered in their use of museum Web sites by electronic accessibility barriers. This presentation demonstrates that access was a primary design factor in the Virtual Museum Tour, part of the Web site of The Dayton Art Institute. Developed in collaboration with Wright State University (Ohio),planners of the Virtual Museum Tour faced the challenge of making a variety of Internet technologies accessible to people with visual or hearing impairment or mobility limitations. By adopting a set of Web accessibility guidelines and utilizing them in creative ways, the Virtual Museum Tour provides an enlightening art experience for all visitors. Includes seven figures. (Author)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Cooperative Programs, Design, Disabilities, Internet, Museums, Web Sites
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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