"All sports for all people.“
- Pierre de Coubertin, Founder of the Modern Olympic Games
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum (USOPM) opened in Colorado Springs, CO, on July 31, 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, with the goal of becoming one of the most accessible museums in the world. With full parity for individuals with and without disabilities established right upfront in the museum’s name, it was imperative that the exhibition content and design was inclusive in all aspects.
Please join us for a discussion with Centre Screen’s Director Hayley Walsh and Head of Interactive Dan Cooper as they describe their company’s role in bringing this gold-medal promise of inclusion to reality through exciting and innovative digital interactives and other media at the USOPM. Since 1986, Centre Screen has worked throughout the world with visitor attractions, theme parks, major museums, and heritage sites to create digital content that inspires, educates and entertains. Skilled in communicating a variety of subject matter from social history and sport science to contemporary art and natural history, their focus is always on captivating and compelling storytelling for every visitor.
Closed captioning will be provided. Please email us at communications@IHCDesign.org if you need an ASL interpreter.
About the Speakers
Hayley Walsh | Projects and Company Director
Hayley's interest in inclusive and engaging storytelling through the use of media and interactivity, has seen her role develop through content research and production to delivery of large-scale, complex multimedia and interactive software contracts for museum and visitor attractions worldwide, very often involved from initial consultancy and concept design through to production and final installation.
Her most recent projects include: U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs, USA | Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, Science Museum, Kuwait | House of European History, Brussels | DIVA, Home of Diamonds, Antwerp | 'The Play’s the Thing’ Exhibition, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK | Norwegian Olympic Museum, Lillehammer | The Olympics Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
Dan Cooper | Head of Interactive
Dan has c.20 years' experience leading exciting digital projects for screens and audiences of all shapes and sizes.
His work has been based largely around broadcasting, brands and visitor experiences and usually has education at its heart.
As Head of Interactive at Centre Screen, he is currently helping museums and visitor attractions to use innovative technology to tell compelling stories, accessible to all. He leads a small team working on a variety of projects both in-house and in collaboration with partners.
A specialist in digital strategy, Dan has led major projects in Sport, News, Learning/Education and Accessibility/Inclusive design - leading to teams to discover and deliver market-leading solutions.
Dan enjoys the challenge of joining the dots between ambition, user-needs and data/research and testing.
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