All Museums for All People – The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Professional Forum

Wednesday, April 07, 2021: 3:30pm - 4:30pm - - Professional Forum

Dan Cooper, Centre Screen Ltd, UK, Hayley Walsh, Centre Screen Ltd, UK

Published paper: All Museums for All People – The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

“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 Head of Interactive Dan Cooper as he describes 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. 

Speaker: Dan Cooper | Head of Interactive
Dan has 20 years’ experience leading exciting digital projects for screens and audiences of all shapes and sizes. 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.

See: Inclusive Digital Interactives: Best Practices and Research