One of the DigiPiCH main partners, the Peale Center, have launched the Redefine/ABLE initiative aimed at reevaluating and interrogating inclusivity in cultural spaces such as museums. These values are at the heart of the DigiPiCH project which you can read more about in our Project Mission. The Peale explain the motivation for the Redefine/ABLE project:
“This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and yet we as a society still have far to go in terms of providing accessible, inclusive spaces and cultural experiences. As the U.S. population ages, developing effective universal design approaches to experiences and public spaces becomes more urgent.”
On the project website you can find a promotional video which gives a sense of some of the accessibility challenges different users face in everyday life and in their engagement with social and cultural institutions. In the coming weeks and months events DigiPiCH will be working with the Peale Center, The Royal Pavilion and Museums and the De La Warr Pavilion to share expertise and help to shape ideas about accessibility and engage diverse audiences.
Watch this space!