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Kamilah Stinnett is a Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her research and professional interests include slavery, Reconstruction and the Freedmen’s Bureau. She holds a M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and a B.A. in History from Michigan State University.
Creating Innovative, Accessible Digital Experiences
Museums can engage visitors in new ways through digital experiences and immersive storytelling with low barriers to entry that make them accessible to anyone, anywhere. While some museums have been exploring new technologies such as AR, VR and the metaverse, they are not always accessible. Digital experiences should be designed and developed to work on any device without the need for additional equipment. Immersive digital experiences should include interactive elements to help visitors truly experience history. With an innovative digital strategy, museums can expand access with fully curated experiences that bring the best of the museum to any classroom, living room, or mobile device.