June 2017

The 2017 Awards took place on 29th June at the Richard Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester, in conjunction with the University of Leicester. The winning submission was:

Signly @ The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

… and the Commended submissions were:

National Museums Liverpool House of Memories

Manchester Museum Digital Touch Replicas and Gallezeum® 

September 2016

Oxford University Museums Partnership, in collaboration with the Jodi Mattes Trust ran an excellent one day conference on 14th September 2016 at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford:

oxford-university-museums-partnershipAccess All Areas – Improving access to digital content for disabled people

About: There is growing demand for equal access to culture for people living with a disability who have historically encountered many barriers to cultural opportunities. Digital technology offers great opportunities for cultural organisations to respond to access inequalities and to incorporate universal digital design into all aspects of their work.

Access all Areas sought to demonstrate that improving digital access has benefits to all visitors and to showcase some of the great accessible digital projects currently being delivered in the Museum sector. it also explored some of the challenges Museum and Galleries face when seeking to achieve equal access.