The Jodi Awards are presented by the Jodi Mattes Trust to organisations that demonstrate excellence in accessible digital culture. The “Jodi’s”, as they are affectionately known, recognise the best use of digital technology in widening access to information, collections, learning and creativity for disabled people in museums, galleries, exhibitions, libraries, archives and other heritage sites.
Previous winners include Tate Modern, Whitney Museum of American Art, Berlin für Blinde, Museum of London, Victoria & Albert Museum, New York Beyond Sight, National Trust, and National Archives.
For the 10th anniversary year, the Jodi Awards will be presented in partnership with the Museums Association (MA) at the MA Annual Conference in Liverpool on Monday 11 November 2013.
This year, three Public Engagement awards will replace the previous award categories for ‘Digital Access Online’ and ‘Digital Access Onsite’. These new Awards will be for:
– Access planning and user involvement – granted to projects demonstrating exemplary levels of user involvement in a digital heritage project.
– Innovation – awarded in recognition of innovative technical solutions which increase access to heritage for disabled people.
– Legacy and Impact – awarded to projects that are actively developing and increasing access to heritage for disabled people.
The International Jodi Award for best website outside the UK will also be presented at the Museum Association Conference.
The deadline for nominations is Friday 2 August 2013.
For more information about the Jodi Awards 2013 or to download a nomination form, please visit www.jodiawards.org.uk
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