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Universal Access: Designing Web Pages for the Hearing- and Visually-ImpairedJim Angus, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, USA
Session: Making Accessible Sites & the ADA
Cultural organizations are generally dedicated to making their information available to all audiences, including those with disabilities. However, most museum web sites are not easy to navigate or use by the hearing- and visually-disabled. This workshop will cover not only the basics of good web site design, but will include a discussion and hands-on demonstration of technologies that allow the museum professional to create web sites that can really be used by all.
Participants will be given the opportunity to evaluate their current web sites and will work in groups to fix some of their own web pages. Participants will learn the basics of adding text tracks to on-line video and sound files. Participants will be taught how to create a kiosk that provides tools to assist hearing- and visually-impaired users.
First 90 minute segment
Second 90 minute segment