Accessibility and the Digital Humanities

Last year, I presented an Alabama Digital Humanities Center brown bag on accessibility and its impact on digital resources and practices. Here’s a description:

How can we broaden our understanding of the ways that people use digital resources by considering the experiences of users with disabilities? In this brown bag, we will discuss contemporary DH conversation about “access,” strategies for widening this access in our own projects, and issues, such as heavy reliance on visualization, that exclude some users from working with particular digital tools and resources.

If there’s interest, I’m happy to offer a similar session at THATCamp Alabama. In a hybrid Teach-Talk session, I’d talk about some the ways that people with disabilities use digital resources, some of the challenges they face, and possible solutions for those challenges. I’d then share some of the conversations about accessibility that are happening in the digital humanities community and prompt participants to engage in some conversations of our own.

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About Melissa Fortson Green

A librarian, teacher, and technology enthusiast, I'm the new Academic Technologies Instruction Librarian at The University of Alabama Libraries. I'm proud to claim membership on the organizing committee for the first THATCamp Alabama, and I'm particularly interested in accessibility and the digital humanities and the unconference model for professional development.

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