/The Present and Future of Museum Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments

The Present and Future of Museum Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments

Saki Asakawa, Joao Guerreiro, Dragan Ahmetovic, Kris M. Kitani and Chieko Asakawa
Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '18), pp. 382 - 384, October, 2018

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Abstract

People with visual impairments (PVI) have shown interest in visiting museums and enjoying visual art. Based on this knowledge, some museums provide tactile reproductions of artworks, specialized tours for PVI, or enable them to schedule accessible visits. However, the ability of PVI to visit museums is still dependent on the assistance they get from their family and friends or from the museum personnel. In this paper, we surveyed 19 PVI to understand their opinions and expectations about visiting museums independently, as well as the requirements of user interfaces to support it. Moreover, we increase the knowledge about the previous experiences, motivations and accessibility issues of PVI in museums.

BibTeX Reference
@conference{Asakawa-2018-109879,
author = {Saki Asakawa and Joao Guerreiro and Dragan Ahmetovic and Kris M. Kitani and Chieko Asakawa},
title = {The Present and Future of Museum Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '18)},
year = {2018},
month = {October},
pages = {382 - 384},
}
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