Jody Awards for accessibility to culture. Deadline: Sept 21, 2011

Jody Awards are for museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage venues which use digital technology to provide a shared experience for disabled people.

Have you been working on a project which uses digital media to widen access to information, collections and learning for disabled people? If so, we would like to hear about your project.

Summer has just started and Nominations for the Jodi Awards are now open (until 21 September).

The Jodi Awards celebrate practice that inspires locally, nationally or internationally. They are for museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage venues which use digital technology to provide a shared experience for disabled people.

The International Jodi Awards 2011 will be given on 8 December at the International DISH 2011 (Digital strategies for Heritage), Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands: http://www.dish2011.nl/

More information about the Jodi Awards and new content about cultural rigths policy: http://www.jodimattestrust.org.uk/

More information: Marcus Weisen, Director – Jodi Mattes Trust for accessible digital culture marcus.weisen1(a)gmail.com tel: 00 33 4 26 53 30 60

 

 

2 thoughts on “Jody Awards for accessibility to culture. Deadline: Sept 21, 2011”

  1. The Jodi Awards are an annual awards in the cultural sector for accessible websites and uses of technology. To date this has been within the museum library and archive sectors in the UK though we are looking in future to expand to the wider arts and creative sectors and potentially internationally.The Jodi Awards are run by the Jodi Mattes Trust a registered charity whose objects are To advance the education of the public in the arts in particular but not exclusively through the promotion of equal access for disabled people to culture and the creative arts through digital technology by i raising awareness of the barriers to the experience of cultural and creative life ii promoting best practice in the cultural and creative industries iii developing new approaches within cultural and creative organisations to using design communication and interpretation in the service of accessible experiences.

  2. has been shortlisted for a for accessible digital culture..The winners will be announced at the Jodi Awards event on 2 December 2009 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London 6.00-8.30 pm . Congratulations from the Dummy Jim team..Martha Lane Fox.Named in memory of Jodi Mattes 1973-2001 who worked at the British Museum and RNIB a tireless champion of equal access to culture for disabled people the awards were first given in 2003 to museums libraries and archives..The Jodi Awards celebrate practice that inspires locally nationally or internationally said Matthew Cock Chair of the Jodi Mattes Trust and Head of Web at the British Museum..We welcome nominations from all kinds of projects small and big low-tech and hi-tech and for small and large audiences.

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