Digital Tools for Museum Accessibility: How to Improve Visitor Experience

Round table on the digital accessibility of museums, the requirements and regulations in this area, the tools by which the digital products of museums can become more accessible to people with disabilities. The participants are museum specialists, experts with disabilities, IT specialists and ITMO students. Round table organized by the State Russian Museum and ITMO University. One of the goals of the round table is to identify and formulate museums’ needs in the area of digital accessibility, and to find ways to solve existing problems. In the future, based on the identified requests, the Russian Museum, together with ITMO University, plans to formulate methodological recommendations for museum employees on creating digital accessibility, which will take into account the specifics of these cultural institutions. These recommendations may be in demand among museums in Russia and will help create a more accessible digital environment. This is an important step towards making cultural heritage accessible to all.