The Warhol Mu­seum

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The full re­design, re­write and re­de­vel­op­ment of the Warhol’s pub­lic­fac­ing web­site was a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the mu­seum and the team at Speller­berg As­so­ciates. The big, eas­ily-read­able ty­pog­ra­phy and clean de­sign pro­vides an ideal aes­thetic for pre­sent­ing Warhol’s work. Marty Speller­berg ex­plains the goals: “We wanted the web­site to show vis­i­tors the ex­pe­ri­ence they would have at the Warhol. The site needed to be colour­ful and feel play­ful, like Andy Warhol’s art, and it needed to be ac­ces­si­ble.” The team’s com­mit­ment to ac­ces­si­bil­ity saw them work­ing with ex­perts: “We col­lab­o­rated with a pair of web ac­ces­si­bil­ity spe­cial­ists – Sina Bahram of Prime Ac­cess Con­sult­ing, who is blind, and An­drea Sk­eries, who is sighted – to iden­tify and mit­i­gate bar­ri­ers to ac­cess.” This re­sulted in the web­site achiev­ing WCAG (Web Con­tent Ac­ces­si­bil­ity Guide­lines) 2.0 AA com­pli­ance, and im­proves the web ex­pe­ri­ence for vis­i­tors across a spec­trum of abil­i­ties. This in­cludes those who are deaf or hard of hear­ing; any­one who in­ter­acts with the site via key­board or mouse due to lim­ited mo­bil­ity/mo­tor con­trol; peo­ple who are blind or have low vi­sion and use a screen reader or em­ploy zoom tools to en­large the page; as well as users with cog­ni­tive dis­abil­i­ties.

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