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: 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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Multitouch Table Research Findings

A recent addition to our Papers section here on Open Exhibits is worth highlighting here in Open Exhibit blog. Open Exhibits co-PI, Kate Haley Goldman and her colleague Jessica Gonzalez, conducted research at three of our partner museums (Indian Pueblo Cultural … 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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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 & CMME: Accessibility in Interactive Exhibits

Open Exhibits takes another step towards accessibility in the latest release with the addition of the text-to-speech and speech-to-text capabilities. With the new Open Exhibits 3.0 release, there is an example project that contains an interface to the Microsoft Speech … Continue reading

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Survey: Connecting In-Gallery Experiences with Online Content Management Systems

Open Exhibits community members: Ideum (lead organization on Open Exhibits), the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and the UConn Digital Media Center request your participation in a survey about connecting in-gallery experiences with online content management systems. The … Continue reading

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New Exhibit Download: Museum Timeline

The timeline exhibit is a multitouch interface that allows scrolling of information panels accompanied by a description overlay panel. The exhibit is fully configured in CML to support easy customization of features. Each panel can have associated images and descriptions. … Continue reading

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