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Knowledge Exchange: Digital access & inclusion: developing online learning resources and engagement

Date 03 December 2020
Time 10.30am
Venue Online
Organiser MGS & VocalEyes


About the Event

Improving access in museums and galleries is vital to enhance visitors experience.

Continuing our support for developing online/virtual learning resources for formal and informal learning provision in museums and galleries, MGS in partnership with VocalEyes is organising a Digital access and inclusion knowledge exchange session.

About this session:

The session will provide guidance, hints, and tips on developing and delivering inclusive online learning resource for disabled audience in particular people with visual impairment and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The session will include examples of good practice for digital access and what you must consider when developing your online learning resources and inclusive practices to support remote learning at home and engaging with schools virtually.

In this virtual training session participants will hear from:

  • Matthew Cock, CEO, VocalEyes who will give a presentation on their recently published research report into the Museum and Heritage Access Survey 2020. He will highlight the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the challenges it created for museums and heritage organisations and the opportunities to re-build a more inclusive and audience-focused learning and experience.
  • Anna Downie, Community Engagement Officer, National Museums Scotland on their Digital Access projects and how working with multiple partnerships including community groups and Edinburgh Council Sensory Team can help improve access for families and communities with access requirements.

Session outcomes:

  • Understand the barriers of online learning provision for people with disabilities.
  • Gain confidence to develop inclusive remote learning resources in your own museum.
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Improve on your inclusive practices learning from case study examples of partnership working to support digital access and inclusion for online learning
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