The RSA has given a grant of £1,500 from its Catalyst Fund to Fellow Annette Haworth.
Annette is imuse’s voluntary Project Manager.
She will put £900 of her grant towards the cost of engaging a museum learning professional who will help create material especially for people with communication and learning disabilities.
£500 of the grant will be used towards evaluation by a specialist in digital access for people with communication and learning disabilities.
The aim is to help find real, practical evidence for the impact of the imuse ideas.
If the results are as encouraging as we hope,this evidence will be used to encourage funders to help us set up a national advisory service mid-2013. This would help smaller museums, who cannot afford to have such expertise in-house, engage visitors in novel ways using IT.
You can see the bid to the RSA here.