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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

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Lydia Tang

Dr. Lydia Tang, Special Collections Archivist-Librarian, Michigan State University. She served on SAA?s Task Force to Revise Best Practices for Accessibility in Archives and spearheaded founding SAA?s Accessibility & Disability Section.

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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... 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... 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... Read More →

Erin Wolfe

Metadata Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries

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