The University of Leicester
Building on the success of the inaugural conference in 2001, this one-day event brought together leading practitioners, policy makers, training providers and commentators, to explore the issues related to building and providing web-based museum content for users of all abilities.
The conference was shaped around five key themes:
* broadband, connectivity and usage
* accessible design
* disability and the web
* the web as an agent of social inclusion
* the strategic development of online museum provision
Thanks to all for making the day a great success.
At: The University of Leicester
On: Thursday 22nd April 2004, 10 am – 5.30 pm.
The conference was organised alongside the Leicester Spring School in New Media (April 20-22).
|9.30-10.00||Registration and coffee|
|10.00-10.30||Introductions and contexts||Chair: Debbie Richards (chair of the mcg)|
|The aims and future of the UK Museums and the Web||Mike Lowndes (mcg)|
|Why today is important for the UK community||Jane Finnis (Director, 24 Hour Museum)|
|Launching the Leicester CPD pack on ‘ICT and Accessibility’||Ross Parry (Lecturer in Museums and New Media, Univeristy of Leicester)|
|10.30-11.30||Broadband, connectivity and usage: reporting on policy and research||Chair: David Dawson (Senior ICT Advisor, MLA)|
|11.45-1.00||Disability and the web: personal perspectives and testimonies||Chair: Marcus Weisen (Disability Development Officer, MLA)|
|1.00-2.30||Buffet lunch hosted by mwr Ltd|
|2.30-3.30||Accessible design: practical advice||Chair: Jon Pratty (24 Hour Museum)|
|Daniel Tagg (Culture Online)|
|Brian Kelly (UK Web Focus)|
|3.35-4.25||The web as an agent of social inclusion: case studies||Chair: Richard Sandell (University of Leicester)|
|4.40-5.30||The strategic development of on-line provision: a round table discussion||Chair: Ross Parry (University of Leicester)|
|Jemima Rellie (Head of Digital Programmes, Tate)|
|Gareth Binns (Head of Education and Information, British Museum)|
|Tom O’Leary (Head of Education, National Archives)|
|Ailsa Barry (Head of Interactive Media, Natural History Museum)|
|Gail Durbin (Head of V&A Online, Victoria and Albert Museum)|
|5.30-5.45||Summaries and conclusions|