This meetup event provided an opportunity to learn more about accessibility initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli and Susan Chun, from the museum’s Design, Publishing, and New Media division, along with Sina Bahram, the museum’s accessibility consultant, discussed the program to enhance access to visual art on the museum’s website (mcachicago.org), and demonstrate a newly-launched software tool, Coyote, that empowers the staff of the MCA to develop visual descriptions of art and images for blind and visually impaired website visitors. They also discussed the process of describing and about the ways that an institutional values shift enabled a cross-museum collaboration to create accessible content for the web.
• Sina Bahram – President, Prime Access Consulting, Inc.
• Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli – Director of Digital Media, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
• Susan Chun – Chief Content Officer, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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