Digital Accessibility and Inclusion
Technical Workshop 1: Intro to Digital Accessibility and Inclusion
April 15, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Presenters: Sina Bahram and Corey Timpson, Prime Access Consulting
Description: The first workshop in the Digital Accessibility and Inclusion module will be an introduction to best practices for a wide range of digital projects including web and social media. Instructors will offer practical advice, tips and tricks for small museums who wish to identify areas for improvement in existing projects and/or implement inclusive and accessible design standards from the start.
Sina Bahram (He/His)
President, Prime Access Consulting
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.
Corey Timpson (He/His)
Principle, Corey Timpson Design
Corey Timpson is an active collaborator and thought leader in the experience design and inclusive museum discourses within the cultural sector. As Vice President, Exhibition, Research, and Design, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) Corey was responsible for the direction and oversight of exhibition programs, research and curation, design and production across all media, digital platforms, and collections. As the project director for the design-build of the CMHR, his focus was on collecting and interpreting difficult knowledge and presenting it through a multi-sensory, inclusive, transmedia storytelling approach. Corey also championed the creation of and directed the museum’s internationally recognized inclusive design and accessibility practices.
Sessions and Workshops in this Module:
Beginner Level: This introductory session will bring together staff of small museums to share their approach to ensuring that their digital projects are accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities.
TEch Workshop 1
Beginner Level: The first workshop in the Digital Accessibility and Inclusion module will be an introduction to best practices for a wide range of digital projects including web and social media.
TEch Workshop 2
Intermediate Level: The second workshop in the Digital Accessibility and Inclusion module will focus on the ways that small museums can ensure that live-streamed and video programming are accessible to and inclusive of individuals of all abilities.
Tech Workshop 3
Advanced Level: The final workshop in the Digital Accessibility and Inclusion module will focus on digital collections. From the time an object is acquired, cataloged, entered in the database, to when and how it is published online