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Sign Language Videos And Virtual Tours Win Cultural Awards

The National Trust, the British Museum and the V&A are among the recipients of last month’s annual Jodi awards for excellence in accessible cultural websites and digital media (
http://fastlink.headstar.com/jodi2 ).

The British Museum won the Excellence in Web Accessibility Award for its BSL Schools Web Project (
http://fastlink.headstar.com/bm1 ). The museum worked with the Frank Barnes Primary School for deaf children in London to produce videos for some of the exhibits in British Sign Language (BSL).

The Excellence in Accessible Digital Media Award was scooped up by the National Trust for a series of accessible virtual tours. Some 14 tours are currently active and a further eight are still in development by the Trust’s partner in the project Corvidae (
http://corvidae.co.uk/panoramas/ ).

The Victoria and Albert museum picked up the Excellence for People with a Learning Disability Award for a series of art-based educational workshops for people with learning difficulties which is now in its third year. The project is called Outside Pathways (
http://www.outsideinpathways.org.uk/ ).

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