This paper is the outcome of a piece of participatory action research that took place as a collaboration between the Rix Centre at the University of East London, the British Museum in London and the Tower Project, London. It describes our experiences of working with a group of young adults with learning disabilities to explore ways of enhancing the experience for people with learning disabilities visiting the Hadrian exhibition at the British Museum in London. The participating group took part in a series of interactive multimedia workshops to help develop knowledge and understanding of the themes of the exhibition leading to a visit to the exhibition itself.
We describe the background to the project, and the process of developing user/learner centred activities around the themes of the exhibition making use of a range of innovative participatory multimedia developed with and for this client group at the Rix Centre. We will describe the experiences when visiting the exhibition itself and subsequent feedback from participants. We reflect on the experience of both participants and their supporters, and the facilitators. We highlight practice and make suggestions that could be transferable to other settings.
|Keywords:||Museum, Exhibition, Multimedia, Inclusion, Social Inclusion, Learning Disability, Technology, Representation, Accessibility|
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of East London, London, UK
Senior Technologist, The Rix Centre, University of East London, London, UK
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