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Call for Participants: Building an #AccessibleFuture

Logo for Accessible Future workshops[This is a joint post by Jen Guiliano, who is the assistant director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, and ProfHacker's own George H. Williams.]

A year ago this week, we wrote a post entitled “Accessibility and the Digital Humanities.” Published right in the middle of the annual Project Directors’ meeting at the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities, our post was direct:

Consider this a call to digital humanists generally and more specifically to the project directors (from 34 different projects) who attended today’s Project Directors meeting at the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Digital Humanities:

What is your project doing to address accessibility for people with disabilities?

Today, we are quite happy to announce a series of 4 2-day workshops addressing this very topic: “Building an Accessible Future.”

  • Workshop 1 will be November 15-16, 2013 at Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • Workshop 2 will be March 28-29, 2014 at the University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Workshop 3 will be fall of 2014 at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Workshop 4 will be winter of 2014/early 2015 at Emory University, Atlanta, GA

This 2-day workshop — repeated 4 times in different geographical regions — is where humanists, librarians, information scientists, and cultural heritage professionals can learn about technologies, design standards, and accessibility issues associated with the use of digital technologies.

We are now accepting applications for our first workshop, which will be held on November 15-16 in Boston. If you are interested in digital environments and accessibility, please apply!

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