Faculty Advisor

Menides, Laura Jehn

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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