Long-time GLI supporter and Networker Jude Habib’s organisation Sounddelivery has won a Jodi award.
A recent project involved a group of unemployed Londoners creating audio description podcasts for blind and partially sighted people for the Museum of London. Over the course of eight weeks the group developed their writing skills and learnt about audio techniques and recording.
The participants were from a rich variety of backgrounds and life stories, but came together to work as a team to realise their abilities and gain new skills, confidence and experience they could use in the future.
These workshops created great material for the museum, but were also a fantastic way of reaching a new audience and helping inspire and motivate people.
Jude received the award from Martha Lane Fox, the government’s Champion for Digital Inclusion, on behalf of the team at sounddelivery alongside Lucie Fitton, the Inclusion Officer at the Museum of London and Tobey Davey from VocalEyes.
The Jodi Award Judges said:
“Podcasts from the Past creates bridges between people and communities. It demonstrates the power of podcasts for a shared experience of collections between disabled and non-disabled people. The experiment of the Museum of London is a timely inspiration for museums, galleries and heritage sites.”
About the Jodi Awards
The awards are named in memory of Jodi Mattes (1973-2001), who worked at the British Museum and RNIB, a tireless champion of equal access to culture for disabled people.
“We’re passionate about storytelling,” Jude explained. “We help organisations understand and participate in social media, build confidence and knowhow through practical, hands-on training, create powerful content that engages and inspires people into action and give a voice to people and issues that are under-represented in mainstream media.
“We specialise in working with organisations in the public, non-profit, community, cultural and heritage sectors, as well as businesses with a strong social commitment,” Jude continued.