Sarah McDonagh


Sarah McDonaghSarah McDonagh holds a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Sarah has experience working with the digital archive The Prisons Memory Archive in Northern Ireland to create descriptive guides of the controversial prison of the Maze and Long Kesh. Sarah’s principal research interests are in media accessibility, particularly subjects related to accessibility of digital heritage, which includes access facilities such as audio description, touch tours, British and Irish sign language interpreting, and captioning for the Deaf and hard of hearing.

Sarah has been involved in the EU-funded Accessibility, Culture and Training (ACT) project, in collaboration with various partners across the UK and leading institutions in Europe. She has also worked with the Prisons Memory Archive to design accessible content for people of varying sensory abilities, as well as address key ethical considerations regarding heritage management and preservation. She is currently involved in the H2020 GreenSCENT project, working as part of an international team to engage people with environmental issues in their local area through the development of accessible applications and digital platforms.

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