Making sense of art: access for gallery visitors with vision impairments

Leona Holloway, Matthew Butler, Kim Marriott, Alan Borning

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Abstract

While there is widespread recognition of the need to provide people with vision impairments (PVI) equitable access to cultural institutions such as art galleries, this is not easy. We present the results of a collaboration with a regional art gallery who wished to open their collection to PVIs in the local community. We describe a novel model that provides three different ways of accessing the gallery, depending upon visual acuity and mobility: virtual tours, self-guided tours and guided tours. As far as possible the model supports autonomous exploration by PVIs. It was informed by a value sensitive design exploration of the values and value conflicts of the primary stakeholders. We report a preliminary evaluation and examine the role IT technologies play in supporting the model and underlying stakeholder values.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsAnna Cox, Vassilis Kostakos
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359702
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019
Conference number: 37th
https://chi2019.acm.org
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3290605 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
Abbreviated titleCHI 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Accessibility
  • Art
  • Blindness
  • Value sensitive design
  • Vision impairment

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