Are Smart Devices the Smart Choice for Accessibility? Perspectives on Digital Interpretive Media.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Smartphones and tables have become an essential piece of everyday life for some many of us from waking up in the morning, sending emails and text messages, browsing the web, listening to music and much more. Today's technology has built-in accessibility features that enable people with disabilities to also utilize these devices. Smartphone and tablet technology is increasingly being used to deliver digital interpretive program in parks, museums, zoos and other similar venues. Join us in exploring the implementation of digital media from the user's point of view. Topics will include an introduction to the built-in accessibility features of smartphones and tablets, user perspectives on the use of smart devices in interpretive programming in recreation and cultural venues, and advice to content developers and interpretive media specialists for utilizing smart devices in programming

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Brian Charlson, Director of Technology, The Carroll Center for the Blind

Carl Richardson, State House ADA Coordinator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Samantha Roe, Whole Family Project Coordinator and Youth Advocate, The Whole Person