Jodi Awards 2010 for accessible cultural websites and digital media
Nominations are now being sought for the Jodi Awards 2010 from
museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites from the UK
and overseas which use digital technology to widen access to
information, collections, learning and creativity for disabled people.
First given in 2003, European Year of Disabled People, the Jodi Awards celebrate practice that inspires locally, nationally or internationally. The Jodi Mattes Trust welcome nominations from all kinds of projects, small and big, low-tech and hi-tech and for small and large audiences. These may be as varied as computer literacy courses in a library, accessible touch screens in a museum or online archival materials accessible to disabled researchers. What counts is the value of the project and the quality of engagement with disabled people.
Nominated projects, services and facilities pass before an experienced panel of judges. Disabled users will test entries, and websites submitted for an Award will also be subject to au
For the first time, the UK Jodi Awards will be presented outside
The International Jodi Award for Overseas (non-UK) countries is travelling across the Channel to
The European Congress on E Inclusion is being organised within the framework of the European Year of Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion and will seek to explore the future roles that public libraries have in supporting European policy agendas, looking at e-inclusion; enterprise; anti-poverty; social inclusion; learning; accessible cultural content; creativity; personal development through life; citizenship and accessible information society services.
Matthew Cock, Jodi Mattes Trust Chair and Head of Web at the
"Holding the Awards Ceremony in the heart
This year, the Jodi Mattes Trust
is stepping up activity to promote awareness of the power of technology to
provide a shared experience for disabled people, in the
For more information and a nomination form: www.jodiawards.org.uk