Tag Archives: accessibility in a digital age

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CFP: ‘Accessible Future’ Workshop in Atlanta, GA

Participants at the first Accessible Future workshop, in Boxton.

[This is a join post by Jen Guiliano, assistant professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and ProfHacker's own George Williams.]

Regular readers will remember that back in September of 2013 we announced the first Accessible Future workshop, which took place at Northeastern University in Boston. Applications are now being accepted for the fourth and final workshop, which will be held on April 10–11, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. If you are interested in digital env…

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CFP: ‘Accessible Future’ Workshop in Lincoln, NE

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Here at ProfHacker, we’ve published a number of things over the years about accessibility in digital environments. And regular readers will remember that last September we announced the first Accessible Future workshop, which took place in Boston last semester. After Boston, we led a workshop in Austin, Texas.

Now we’re accepting applications for our third workshop, which will be held on November 14 and 15, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. If you are interested in digital environments and accessibili…

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CFP: ‘Accessible Future’ Workshop in Austin, TX

Here at ProfHacker, we’ve published a number of things about accessibility in digital environments. And Regular readers will remember that back in September we announced the first Accessible Future workshop, which took place in Boston last semester.

Well, applications are now being accepted for the second workshop, which will be held on February 28-March 1, 2014 in Austin, Texas. If you are interested in digital environments and accessibility, please apply. The Accessible Future workshop is inte…

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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 specifical…

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Accessibility in a Digital Age 1.5

Welcome to the latest installment of “Accessibility in a Digital Age,” a roundup of links concerned with how to create and use digital resources that are accessible to all people.

Dey Alexander has written a great multi-part series on “Accessibility for Web Writers” for 4Syllables.

Meanwhile, Karl Groves is writing a series concerned with “the Business Case for Accessibility.”

The a11y Bugs Project is “a grass roots advocacy effort to identify and fix bugs that undermine accessibility on the web…

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Accessibility in a Digital Age 1.4

Welcome to the latest installment of “Accessibility in a Digital Age,” a roundup of links to information about creating and using digital resources that are accessible to all people.

In a thought-provoking essay, Lennard Davis asks “Why Is Disability Missing From the Discourse on Diversity?,” a question we would do well to consider as we remain mindful of the various ways the digital divide can affect various people.

We Connect Now is a relatively new grassroots organization “dedicated to uniti…

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Accessibility in a Digital Age 1.3

This is the third installment in what I used to call “Accessibility in a Digital Environment,” a roundup of links to information about making digital resources accessible to all people. (Here is the first roundup, and here is the second.) For today’s post, I’ve decided to focus on links to information about upcoming meetings devoted to the topic. There are many events scheduled over the next few months:

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Accessibility in a Digital Environment: Link Roundup 2

In May I shared a few links about creating accessible resources in a digital environment. Below, I provide a few more links on the same subject.

First of all, Ian Hamilton has written a very helpful “Simple Introduction to Web Accessibility“: “Accessibility can often seem daunting and complex but in fact there are only four types of disability you need to be aware of. Through groupings, simulations, and quick fixes, the basics are actually surprisingly simple.”

Roger Johansson provides an overvi…

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Accessibility in a Digital Environment: Links

Last month, we covered how to create accessible Microsoft Office files and how to create accessible documents more generally. Today I’d like to share a few helpful accessibility resources I recently came across: the first two are aimed at creators of content for the Web, the third is for people with disabilities who would like to learn more about using their computer.

Dennis E. Lembree, with “25 Ways To Make Your Website Accessible,” provides a generous list of specific suggestions that should p…