MUSEUM WEB PROJECTS RECEIVE JODI
An award for Excellence for People with a Learning Disability went to a project called Outside in Pathways. Now in its third year, the scheme has seen a group of people with learning disabilities produce films at the V&A in London using digital technology.
The group used digital cameras and editing equipment to produce a DVD of their thoughts and reactions to the museum.
Judge Ross Parry lauded the project as a creative way of using digital media as a “vital catalyst” that demonstrated the social impact of museums and “the way technology could be used as a context for another kind of interaction and event.” Speaking after the awards Deborah Evans of Outside in Pathways said: “I think it’s critically important to get this recognition. We have to think about civilization belonging to everybody and we can’t afford to even think about excluding people on the grounds of disability.”