Friday 8 February 2013
BBC Academy, White City 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TS
Time: 10am - 4pm
Speakers: This workshop will be facilitated by Professor Jonathan Hassell, founder of Hassell Inclusion.
Case studies will be presented by: Peter Pavement, MD, Surface Impression; Linda Spurdle, Digital Manager, Birmingham Museum; Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent, co-curators of Push Me.
How to book: visit our event booking site
About the workshop
The growth of digital media has created opportunities for arts organisations and artists to encourage new forms of creativity and to widen public access to arts and culture. Our recent Creative media policy emphasises the importance of accessibility in digital culture. This broadening of participation in digital media is also supported by equality legislation and the development of new standards.
The workshop aims to:
- inspire arts organisations and artists to consider accessibility as a creative stimulus
- introduce ideas, frameworks and tools to engage a wider audience
- support the development and implementation of equality action plans
Who is the event suitable for?
This workshop is designed for arts organisations and artists who are thinking about how to ensure their digital work is accessible to disabled and marginalised people. They might already be working accessibly, or at the very beginning of this process. It may be particularly suitable for those Arts Council England funded organisations that are developing equality action plans.
|10am||Welcome and introductions|
|Developing accessibility in your digital media|
|The context: why develop accessibility?|
|Building access into the digital development process|
|Audience approaches to to developing websites and apps|
|Accessibility as a creative stimulus|
|Digital access to visual art in galleries and museums|
|12.30pm||Undertaking an exclusion audit|
|Lunch and networking|
|2pm||Facilitated group work|
|Working through briefs and exploring issues with|
|creating accessible digital artistic and cultural works|
Audio, video and written content relating to the Digital capacity programme is available on the Building digital capacity for the arts minisite.