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Towards Reliable Accessibility Assessments of Science Center Exhibits

Abstract : A methodology for assessing the degree of accessibility of museum and science center exhibits is proposed in this work. It consists of an exhibit-centric framework with a corresponding score for the accessibility indicators vision, hearing, mobility, motor, and cognition. The scores are achieved by combining the results of an observational study with a supplementary expert evaluation for high reliability. The methodology was successfully applied with pupils in an informal-learning context at Oslo Science Center. We believe it has relevance for and can be applied to other areas such as self-service machines and interactive technical artifacts in general due to its generic nature.
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Till Halbach, Ingvar Tjøstheim. Towards Reliable Accessibility Assessments of Science Center Exhibits. 17th IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Sep 2019, Paphos, Cyprus. pp.33-41, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-29381-9_3⟩. ⟨hal-02544559⟩

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