This site is designed with the goal of accessibility, while recognizing that it will fail. Accessibility supports diverse embodiments accessing dance. Some of the ways it and I am seeking accessibility is through:
1. Black background with white accessible text font formatting
2. Alt text for all images
3. Using asynchronous approaches to sharing dance
4. Uploading Audio Description tracks for dance clips (ongoing project)
5. Closed Captioning any text within the videos
6. Content Notes (found below)
"Access is Always Aspirational"
The links throughout the home page which functions like a "map" lead to video clips that range from 1.00-4.00, each features several dancers doing movements that relate to the concept of the page. The "Orientation & theory" page contains information about the theory which includes ideas about stigma and questions that are meant to question how disgust has been used. Although not graphic, the way disgust has been used might be disturbing to some individuals. Both "Colors of Disgust" and "Shapes of Disgust" contain references to bodily fluids and use language about reproductive organs. The "Directions" page contains directions on how to use the site, and "Travelers" contains biographies of all the dancers and people who helped put together the site.
Audio Description Notes:
Audio description is traditionally placed within the video so the audience can take-in the audio and visuals together. Currently this is not happening on this site but will hopefully be achieved. Some of the theoretical issues with audio-description is that it often privileges the perspective of one person, and that person's perspective becomes the predominant way of taking in the work. This note is to acknowledge the issues with audio-description and to welcome you to submit your own audio description for these works to add a multiplicity of voices and perspectives of the dances.