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Coverage for grant HT-50078-13

Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities
Jennifer Guiliano, Trustees of Indiana University, Indianapolis

Grant details:

Review of the Accessible Future Workshop at Emory University, April 10-11, 2015 (Review)
Author(s): Anne Donlon
Publication: The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Date: 6/4/2015
Abstract: The Accessible Future workshop urged participants to make digital material accessible to audiences with visual, aural, and cognitive disabilities, and to advocate for accessibility at our universities. The two-day meeting at Emory was the fourth such workshop offered over the past year and a half, and was funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities. .... Attendees at Emory included faculty, graduate students, curators, librarians, instructional designers, and an Office of Disability Services staff person. Participants entered the workshop with diverse experiences in accessibility practices and knowledge of disability studies. But, judging from reactions during the workshop, they were united in learning many new things that ranged across topics of screen readers, cognitive disability, Deaf culture, HTML, CSS, WordPress, and Omeka.