- Pesky People, a UK-based group that, among other campaigns, advocates for the cultural sector to subtitle their video content.
- Arts Access Australia is that country’s leading advocacy group for arts and disability, with an extensive resource list.
- The US-based Autism in the Museum, which is a “clearinghouse of best practices, models, ideas, resources and research about making museums … welcoming and inclusive for people with autism and their families.”
- The Tucson Association of Museums, which maintains a convenient listof agencies, information and products for the visually impaired.
- We also like the Museum for All blog–“an initiative to open museums for all publics.”
Israel Children’s Museum exhibit “Dialogue With Time”:
visitors strap on heavy shoes to experience what it feels like for the
elderly to climb a flight of stairs. (Israel Children’s Museum)
- Comprehensive efforts by the Boston Museum of Science to incorporate the principles of Universal Design into their work.
- The Israeli Children’s Museum working to increase empathy for the limitations that come with aging.
- The Royal Ontario Museum including lots of touchable casts in Maya: Secrets of Their Ancient World.
- The Manchester Museum pioneering the use of haptic technology in their galleries.
- Rethinking Disability Representation in Museums and Galleries, a research initiative based at the University of Leicester.
- BrailleTouch, which makes it easier for users who know Braille to send text messages
- Hearing Loops that connect anyone with a hearing aid or cochlear implant to a building’s sound system
- OpenDyslexic, a free font that helps people with dyslexia read online
Guidelines or resources on digital accessibility, such as the:
- Dyslexia Style Guide for writing and web design.
- DeafSpace Guidelines produced by Gallaudet University.
- Recent report from the Accessible Technologies in Museums research group at Spain’s Carlos III University about their international survey of museum professionals on accessibility.
- Disability Meets Digital Unconference in Manchester, UK, on Thursday, March 21 (if you go, please volunteer to write a guest post about it for CFM).
- W3C Guidelines for web accessibility.
- A growing list of resources from Creating Museum Media for Everyone.
- This Malaysian research paper on Integrating Elderly Pathway Design into Museum Space Planning (not as obscure as it sounds, and applicable to other kinds of mobility restrictions as well).