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Thursday, August 4 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
208 - Accessible Archives and Special Collections

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What measures are we, as a profession, taking to enable access to archives and special collections for people with disabilities--and where do we need to go next? Panelists from diverse professional backgrounds and experiences working with people with disabilities discuss and illustrate best practices for designing digital and physical exhibits, public programming, considerations for physical space, existing resources for staff training, and examples of interdisciplinary/interdepartmental collaboration to improve universal accessibility of their collections and services.

Tang: Survey Results and Accessibility at Michigan State University 
Perrone: Real-World Solutions for Making Archival Exhibitions Accessible
Wolfe: Enhancing Web Exhibits for Improved Accessibility
Relle: Accessibility at the Louisiana State Archives and National World War II Museum

Snider: Document Accessibility and Archives: Practical Tips to Make Access for All


Chair
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Lydia Tang

Special Collections Archivist-Librarian, Michigan State University
Lydia Tang is a Special Collections Archivist-Librarian at Michigan State University primarily working with archives. At MSU, she is also a member of the Library Accessibility Working Group and the campus-wide Accommodating Technology Café. For these organizations, she identified and reported on physical and digital barriers for access both in the library and broader campus and is also working to design innovative and accessible exhibits. Seeing... Read More →

Speakers
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Fernanda H. Perrone

Head, Exhibitions Program, Rutgers University Libraries
I have twenty years experience as an Exhibitions Coordinator/Curator at Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives. I am the author of "Exhibitions in Archives and Manuscript Repositories: A Review of the Literature," in Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2013 and have presented on exhibitions at the Mid Atlantic Regional Archivists Conference and at... Read More →
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Blake Edward Relle

Archives Specialist A, Louisiana State Archives Baton Rouge
Blake Relle received his Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from LSU. Currently,he serves as an Archives Specialist A at the Louisiana State Archives where he fulfills request for materials made by the public as well as other state agencies. From 2013 to 2015, he served as a digitization intern at the National World War II Museum. He has presented on: "How to get new archivist involved in archival organizations?" and "Should... Read More →
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Lisa Snider

Senior Consultant, Access Changes Everything
Lisa Snider is currently the Senior Accessibility Consultant and Owner of Access Changes Everything. She has been an accessibility advocate since 1999, and specializes in the accessibility of websites, audio, video, social media, computers, documents and born digital materials. | | Lisa’s passion in life is to educate others about accessibility. Since 1999, she has given many presentations, seminars and workshops on accessibility to a... Read More →
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Erin Wolfe

Digital Archivist, Dole Archives, University of Kansas
Erin is the Digital Archivist for the Dole Archives at the University of Kansas, where he oversees digitization, online access, digital asset management, preservation, and other activities. He has an MLS and Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives & Records Administration and in Digital Libraries.



Thursday August 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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