Accessibility challenges and technological solutions for people with low vision when visiting museums

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Abstract

People with low vision (i.e., functional yet impaired sight) often find it challenging to visit museums. It may be difficult for them to view, and experience exhibits the way they were designed or to navigate their way through the museum. In order to better understand their challenges and needs, we conducted a semi-structured interview with 11 individuals who have low vision. Our primary aim was to investigate their experience within the museum environment, and to gain insights into how they navigate and interact with the various exhibitions and displays that are on offer. During the interview, we delved into various aspects of their museum visits, including their use of tools and assistive technologies that can aid them in their exploration of the exhibits. Additionally, we also inquired about the types of resources and accommodations that are provided by museums to make the visit more effective and enjoyable for individuals with low vision. Through these interviews, we gathered valuable feedback and suggestions that could inform the development of technological solutions for more accessible and inclusive museum environments for people with low vision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume3622
StatePublished - 2024
Event1st International Workshop on Accessibility and Multimodal Interaction Design Approaches in Museums for People with Impairments, AMID 2023 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 26 Sep 2023 → …

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Keywords

  • accessibility
  • Keywords Low vision
  • museum
  • vision impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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