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Thursday, April 7 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Centering Digital Accessibility: Projects at Academic and Art & Design School Libraries

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This panel will examine different ways that digital access and accessibility are currently being approached in art information work. In individual presentations as well as in conversation together with the moderator, the panelists will address topics such as image description, audio transcription, language translation, and virtual wayfinding. This conversation will also delve into issues such as navigating web accessibility standards and guidelines, adapting existing platforms and frameworks with a focus on accessibility, negotiating with vendors about accessibility requirements and features, and forming informed cohorts or communities of practice around disability studies and accessibility praxis. Finally, we will reflect on where our accessibility work still falls short, and how we can continue to improve access for art library patrons and staff.

Rising from the Ashes: Striving Toward Accessibility and Multi-lingual Description
Meredith Hale, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sight Sound Touch: Considering Multimodal Digital Accessibility for a Collaborative Public Art Project
Maggie Murphy, UNC Greensboro

Have We Made Sure It’s Accessible?: Building a Culture of Accessibility and Sustainable Workflows
Claire Payne, Stony Brook University

Redesigning for Accessibility: Implementing Standards on the Library Website and LibGuides
Phoebe Stein, School of Visual Arts


Heather Saunders

Acadia University


Meredith Hale

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Maggie Murphy

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Claire Payne

Stony Brook University

Phoebe Stein

School of Visual Arts

Thursday April 7, 2022 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Hyatt Regency Chicago Acapulco Room