Core Concepts of Accessibility in Archives
Monday, April 26, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
Accessibility must be designed into programs and workflows, and there are many ways that archivists can actively improve accessibility for everyone.
The Core Concepts of Accessibility in Archives webinar will include:
An overview of the Society of American Archivists’ Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities
Guidance on how to survey physical and digital spaces for accessibility barriers
Brief demonstration of screen readers accessing digital archival materials and databases
Examples of how these Guidelines can be applied to repositories
The cost is $10 for SCA members; $5 for student members; $20 for non-members; and $5 for unemployed or precariously employed individuals. All registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording after the webinar is completed.
Dr. Lydia Tang (she/her) is an Outreach and Engagement coordinator with LYRASIS. Previously, she held archivist positions with Michigan State University, Library of Congress and held numerous graduate positions at the University of Illinois, where she received her MLIS and Doctor of Musical Arts degree, including the American Library Association Archives, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Passionate about accessibility and disability representation in archives, she served on the Task Force to Revise Best Practices on Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities and spearheaded founding the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Accessibility & Disability Section. She is the 2020 recipient of SAA’s Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award and was recognized in three SAA Council resolutions as a co-founder of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund, for spearheading the Accessibility & Disability Section’s “Archivists at Home” document, and co-authoring the “Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities.”
Who should attend:
Everyone who is interested in expanding their awareness and mitigating accessibility barriers.
Registration is open until the webinar begins. Online payment is required.