Inclusive Design and Accessible Exhibits: Some Guidance for Libraries, Galleries, and Museums

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Inclusive Design and Accessible Exhibits: Some Guidance for Libraries, Galleries, and Museums[edit]

Speaker[edit]

Sina Bahram

Abstract[edit]

Galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) are expected to create inclusive and accessible exhibits to engage the full spectrum of communities. In this presentation, Sina Bahram reviews principles of universal and inclusive design through the lens of GLAM exhibits, interactives, and performances. Visual description, web accessibility, and fully inclusive digital interactives are just some of the topics presented. Sina’s presentation will help your organization recognize so-called accessibility challenges as opportunities for innovation while explaining how to anticipate and design for a widening spectrum of needs of visitors.

Date[edit]

October 12th, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

Zoom Registration Details[edit]

https://clirdlf.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArf-yrrT4vGNTlgqAQaR1ldtu4ouT0PQ_X

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This event will be live captioned for accessibility purposes.

Biography[edit]

Founder of the inclusive design firm Prime Access Consulting (PAC), Sina Bahram is an accessibility consultant, computer scientist, researcher, speaker, and entrepreneur. In 2012, Sina was recognized as a White House Champion of Change by President Barack Obama for his doctoral research work enabling users with disabilities to succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Believing that accessibility is sustainable when adopted as a culture, not just a tactic, Sina and his team work with executive management, policy makers, engineering teams, content creators, designers, and other stakeholders within institutions to promulgate accessibility and inclusive design throughout the fabric of an organization. Under Sina's direction, PAC has helped over 100 organizations to meet and exceed their inclusivity goals, from the creation of accessible websites and mobile apps to achieving a comprehensive inclusive design methodology across the enterprise. In addition to serving on and chairing various boards, conferences, committees, and working groups across corporate, non-profit, and research entities, Sina serves as an invited expert on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) working group where he helps shape the next generation of digital accessibility standards and best practices.