TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS TO ENHANCE ACCESSIBILITY AND ENGAGEMENT IN MUSEUMS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Elizabeth Long | Published July 2019
Most museums attempt to achieve full accessibility for all members of their community, however few adults with disabilities in the United States engage with the arts with only 23.3% attending a live performing arts event and 25% attending a visual arts event in 2012 (NEA. “A Matter of Choice? Arts Participation Patterns of Americans with Disabilities.” ) Fortunately, technological innovations are increasing opportunities for visually impaired patrons to engage with the arts. This paper explores experience enhancement and the development and implementation of new programs and resources to increase accessibility for low-vision and blind individuals to provide an overview of what is possible for museums and other visually-oriented art forms.
How museums can leverage live streaming technology
Sofia Stucchi | Published April 2017
This practical report for arts managers presents different approaches to video streaming through case study analysis.
OPENING DOORS: WELCOMING NEW AUDIENCES WITH SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES
Christine Sajewski | Published July 2015
A best practice guide on developing meaningful and effective sensory-friendly programming.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Seth Laidlaw | Published April 2014
As performing arts organizations strive to increase diversity among their audiences, assistive technology provides an opportunity to create more inclusive environments. This paper provides an introduction to assistive technology, including survey findings regarding its current use at arts organizations across the country and sources of support for those organizations seeking to implement it.