The Jodi Awards continue to inspire best practice cultural accessibility in the UK and internationally. They were first given in 2003, which was European Year of Disabled People.
To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Jodi Awards, three Public Engagement Awards will be given in 2013 at a special celebratory event in November 2013. These new Awards will be for:
• Participatory Design
• Legacy and Impact
The International Jodi Award for best website outside the UK will be given again in 2013.
In 2011, we initiated a number of Digital Access seminars and workshops in Wales, the Netherlands and the United States.
The UK Jodi Awards 2011 were given on 1 December at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, Wales. The free seminar "Digital access for disabled people in the 21st century museum, library and archive" took place beforehand. All shortlisted projects were presented.
The International Jodi Awards 2011 was given in the morning on 8 December at the International DISH 2011(Digital Stategies for Heritage) Conference in Rotterdam. The Awards ceremony was followed by "Inclusive Digital Heritage in the 21st Century for People with a Disability" sessions at 11:15-12.15 and 14:00-15:30 hours. Details in pdf conference programme on www.dish2011.nl.
Our joint conference strand on digital access for disabled people in museums with the Museum Computer Network, 16-19 November, Altanta, provided a comprehensive overview of digital access for people with a disability.
On 15 November, we held the seminar "Digital Access for disabled people in the 21st Century Museum" at the Smithsonian Museum, which was fully booked out a few days after it was announced.
We are very pleased to be working with the University of York Human Computer Interaction Research Group, Museum Access Consortium and Signes de sens. We promote global exchange to help make sure that disabled people become valued passengers of the digital train ... which has left the station a while ago ...
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