Menides, Laura Jehn
According to the U.K. Disability Discrimination Act of 1995, museums must provide inclusive access to their facilities and exhibits. Many small, low-income museums, however, cannot modify their premises to provide disabled access, and can satisfy the law by providing a virtual tour. This IQP team, working in London at the Centre for Accessible Environments, visited a variety of museums, conducted research to determine what comprises the museum "experience", and investigated the technologies most suitable to implement that experience into a virtual tour. Finally, the team created a web-based template that will guide small museums in their efforts to provide virtual tours for disabled visitors.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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