Digital accessibility in the GLAM world

Here's the full version of Digitising the Divide: Who's in, who's out in partnership with Arts Access Aotearoa from the National Digital Forum conference last November. The post includes the video, presentation notes and useful links to create a digital resource for the GLAM community. We hope it is useful and encourage its use.

New Year. New Challenges

A Happy and accessible new year to our customers and friends!

It looks like 2016 brings with it some encouraging access developments. The New Zealand government is considering ratifying the Marrakesh Treaty, which will increase the availability of printed books to blind and vision impaired New Zealanders. A very positive and welcome development.

On the arts access front the New Zealand Festival is increasing accessibility options for blind and Deaf patrons with NZ Sign Language and audio described performances. Accessibility information about venues and performances is also available on an accessibility page on the Festival web site.

But there's still much to be done in the world of information access. We look forward to working with you. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Contact us to find out more about working with us on your information and communication accessibility challenges.

Arts Access for Everyone

As well as our testing and auditing work we enjoyed the Arts Access Awards with our friends at Arts Access Aotearoa. We have also worked with Te Papa to develop an audio described tour of a selection of the Ngā Toi collection.  Read Robyn''s review of the tour and reflections on audio description.