Mobile and Accessible ICTs for Museography

  • Belén Ruiz
  • Jaime Solano
  • Lourdes Moreno
  • José Luis Pajares
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5288)

Abstract

Technology can be an integrative tool with which to facilitate universal access to museums via multimedia and portable guides, making it more inclusive. In this way, this article describes the main findings in the design and use of our MGA (Multimedia Guides for All) approach. This approach involves a series of recommendations for the selection, application, preparation of content, maintenance, etc., of this type of computerized device, in order to achieve the “design for all” principles, giving everyone, with or without disabilities, equal access to the cultural heritage. Following MGA approach, a real study case is presented, in this study several prototypes were developed with the continues support and testing of different disability users associations. The MGA approach can be applied to other domains. Many of the conclusions in this article have been drawn from an R&D Project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology within the National Innovation and Development Plan 2005-2008.

Keywords

Mobile media audiovisual accessibility Universal Design museums cultural heritage education guides 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Belén Ruiz
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jaime Solano
    • 2
    • 3
  • Lourdes Moreno
    • 1
    • 3
  • José Luis Pajares
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Audiovisual Communication and JournalismUniversidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.The Spanish Centre of Captioning and Audio Description (CESyA)Madrid 

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