Digital Interactives Challenges for People with Varied Abilities

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Saturday, April 04, 2020: 11:00am - 12:20pm -

Dan Cooper, Centre Screen Ltd, UK, Hayley Walsh, Centre Screen Ltd, United Kingdom

Spring 2020 will see the opening of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, already home to the U.S. Olympic Training Center. The museum will house the United States Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, in addition to historic artefacts and film and digital interactive installations celebrating Team USA and its place within the inspiring histories of the Olympic and Paralympic movements.

Exactly how we would achieve inclusivity within interactives, our area of expertise, is the question that has dominated our thinking for the whole project. And it carries its own idiosyncratic challenges, characterized by the absence of compulsory industry regulations. For inspiration and advice, we concentrated on the Olympic and Paralympic values that underpin the museum and all it celebrates, paying particular attention to the use of adaptive technology in Paralympism.