Usability and Accessibility Intern In this summer opportunity, the intern will learn how technology is applied at museums. They will learn about and use assistive technology such as screen readers, large-print and tactile keyboards. This will allow them to gain a practical understanding of how technology affects the ways in which visitors experience and use museums, and how a university museum focused on teaching and research can differ from other types of museums (science, history, encyclopedic art, etc.). The intern will come to understand how this difference affects our use of digital technology.
The intern will take part in evaluating the usability and accessibility of the museum’s digital platforms. These platforms include the museum’s websites, exhibition interactives, and Lightbox Gallery projects.
Evaluating the performance of digital assets when used with assistive technology
Designing micro-feedback surveys, interviews, and moderated testing to collect data about visitor experience of digital assets
Sharing findings through written reports and presentations
Documenting process and helping to establish standards for incorporating usability and accessibility assessment into museum workflows
The successful candidate has excellent verbal and written communication skills. S/he is interested in accessibility and usability, and ideally has some intern/work experience in the area. S/he is eager to explore and learn about new technology and survey design.