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Making Museum Websites Accessible
Jonathan Bowen, London South Bank University, United Kingdom

Demonstration: Demonstrations - Session 2

Physical disabled access is something that most museums consider very seriously. Indeed, there are normally legal requirements to do so. However, on-line disabled access is still a relatively novel field and many museums have still not yet considered the issues in depth. The Human-Computer Interfaces for their websites are normally tested with major browsers, but not with specialist browsers or against the relevant standards.

This demonstration will show facilities developed to aid in improving the accessibility of museums websites. In particular, owners of websites under the ".museum" domain may be interested in and accessibility service under http://access.museophile.net/index.museum that provides text-only access to all such websites. The demonstrator will also be available to discuss accessibility issues for museum websites in general and to comment briefly on specific museum websites if required. The demonstration is associated with a workshop of the same title held before the main conference.