A website providing advice and best practice for using technology to aid creativity has been launched for the disability arts sector.

Monument to the unintended performer
Monument to the Unintended Performer, by Tony Heaton

A new online resource providing support for disabled creatives looking to use arts-based technologies has been launched by Decibels, the Deaf and disabled charity.

Based on research, supported through Grants for the Arts, the website aims to provide disability arts organisations and their associated networks with information to help them choose the right products to “enhance their creativity”.

Crowd-sourced

The project is built on a series of Twitter Q&As, self-submitted case studies, user reviews of specific technologies and academic and research papers.

Contributors were asked to provide details about the challenges and benefits associated with the technology they commonly use in their work, such as motion-tracking applications, computer-aided design programmes and ‘mobile-learning’ software.

In addition, the website provides information about other useful applications and projects published elsewhere online.
Gemma Holsgrove, Project Manager for the programme, said: “We felt there wasn’t a resource informing Deaf and disabled creatives about which technologies would best suit their needs.

“We hope the research can start the process and help us share that knowledge with the wider sector.”

The project is seeking technology reviews and academic research through its website.