Accessibility and Technology – Developing a Virtual Access Tour

Dr. Mark Osterman, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, USA

Published paper: Accessibility and technology: Developing a Virtual Access Tour

The presenter will discuss ways that Vizcaya increases access by designing and integrating accessible technology into the museum’s interpretation and discuss the challenges faced in developing and implementing such experiences.

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