New Accessibility Feature Enhances Open Exhibits Experience

Video tour of enhanced Solar System Exhibit Enhanced Solar System Exhibit Ideum (the lead organization of Open Exhibits) has made significant progress in multitouch accessibility in the process of developing three prototypes for the Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) … Continue reading

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CMME: Audio Toolkit

Audio is a major feature of the final exhibit for the Museum of Science’s portion of the Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) project. The audio components help guide visitors through their interaction with the exhibit. We found that many … Continue reading

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CMME: Graph Paths Not Taken

Written by Emily O’Hara and Stephanie Iacovelli For the Museum of Science’s portion of the Creating Museum Media for Everyone project, we wanted to create an accessible interactive that featured graphed data.  The final exhibit component contains five scatter plot … Continue reading

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CMME: Toolkit Source Code for Interactive

Written by Ben Jones This computer-based interactive is the result of our Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) work at the Museum of Science. In this post, we are including the source code so that individuals or institutions can repurpose … Continue reading

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CMME: Tactile Paths not Taken

Written by Malorie Landgreen and Ben Jones  The Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) team at the Museum of Science, Boston (MOS) explored many avenues to address our goal of making accessible digital interactive as useful as possible. While reading … Continue reading

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CMME Final Exhibit Component

For the Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) project, the team from the Museum of Science, Boston, aimed to develop a proof-of-concept exhibit component that used multisensory options to display data and whose components could be adapted into a basic … Continue reading

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A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences

Check out UX Magazine’s excerpt of Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery’s book on accessibility, A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences. Through the use of case studies on individuals with different accessibility challenges, the authors present clear overviews of how … Continue reading

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We’re Gearing up for the AAM Museum Expo

  Open Exhibits and Ideum are getting ready to host a booth (#2809) in the Technology Innovation Zone at next month’s AAM Museum Expo in Seattle. We hope those of you attending will stop by our booth to see the … Continue reading

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Open Exhibits Seattle Bound for AAM 2014

Open Exhibits will be at the AAM Expo in their new Technology Innovation Zone (booth 2809) featuring OE software on Ideum multitouch tables.  The Expo is not until May, but we’re excited to be participating again this year and to show … Continue reading

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Open Exhibits 3.1 Update

The Open Exhibits Team has just released an update to the SDK: 3.1.0. This update continues the development effort of supporting Away3D, adding a new 3D layout infrastructure, and helper transformation classes that facilitate more natural object transformations relative to … Continue reading

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