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MAMA Colleague Conversation: Accessibility Workshop

  • 17 Aug 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Creating an accessible online experience is one of the best steps for welcoming differently abled-populations to archives and museums.  Ability to access the information on websites using assistive technologies, such as a screen reader or refreshable braille display, can greatly help or deter a potential patron from utilizing a resource. This is doubly true if a resource is completely web-based. This workshop will be divided into three segments to learn about making accessible digital resources for your institutions' patrons.

In the first segment, participants will learn about website accessibility guidelines, such as POUR and ARIA; alt-text for images; and other tips for creating a visually appealing, yet accessible to all website. Social media and YouTube accessibility will also be briefly discussed. In the second segement, learn how to build an accessible document in Microsoft Word and successfully convert it to an accessible PDF. Tips for creating accessible PowerPoints and remediating PDF files will also be included. In the final segment, learn about the technologies differently abled patron use, such as JAWS and Seeing AI, and how these programs can be used in your institution.

Prior to serving as a Processing Archivist at the Missouri State Archives, Amy Nickless spent almost six years as the Adult Services Librarian at Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library working directly with patrons who utilized assistive technologies on a daily basis. She also holds a Certificate in Information and Communication Technology Accessibility.

MAMA would like to thank the Missouri Humanities Council for supporting this programming.

MO Assn for Museums is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Accessibility Workshop

Time: Aug 17, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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