A Scavenger Hunt Powered by Coyote
Client: MCA Chicago
Through a grant from the Knight Foundation, PAC collaborated with MCA Chicago to create a game based on descriptions created using Coyote. A key goal of the project was to improve the functionality and structure of the open-source Coyote software to better support cultural institutions of a range of sizes in a hosted environment.
The project enabled us to share the software at many of Chicago's cultural organizations and for the MCA Design, Publishing, and Digital Media team to provide them training on image description. While making Coyote more accessible for use by more institutions, we also set out to make a fun web-based game, using image descriptions to fuel a scavenger hunt for sighted visitors. This work promoted the importance of accessibility and image description as a part of that work to both the institutions and members of the public who played the game.