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Digital Accessibility: Assessing, Amending, and Advancing Digital Content for All

Digital Accessibility: Assessing, Amending, and Advancing Digital Content for All

A Day Conference | February 23, 2018 | 8:45AM - 4PM

Klarchek Information Commons, 4th Floor

How can we build digital resources that incorporate accessible, universal design principles from start to finish? How can existing websites and projects be re-examined and remediated to incorporate these principles? And how do institutions move forward towards a future where accessibility is intrinsic in the way we write, learn, and create digital content?

Loyola University Chicago’s Digital Humanities MA students are proud to announce a one-day conference to be held February 23rd, 2018 at our Lakeshore Campus. Digital Accessibility: Assessing, Amending, and Advancing Digital Content for All will take place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the day’s events will include three panels, a luncheon, and a digital accessibility edit-a-thon. We invite all those interested in implementing digital accessibility in their personal and scholarly digital projects, websites, and resources to attend. There is no fee to attend the conference.

The conference will feature individuals and project teams concerned with accessibility who have interests, experience, and/or skills in creating and remediating digital content. This conference is meant as an opportunity for digital accessibility novices and experts to meet and discuss key concepts, concerns, and capabilities for individuals, project teams, and large organizations creating accessibility-aware digital content.

Please share this post and the attached flyer to all who may be interested! This conference is sponsored by the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (https://luc.edu/ctsdh/) at Loyola University Chicago. Questions and concerns should be directed to conference organizers Rebecca Parker  (rparker3@luc.edu) and Tyler Monaghan (tmonaghan@luc.edu).

How to Register and stay up-to-date:

The full conference program and registration form will be made available on January 23. The links will be posted on this page.

Event updates will be made available on the CTSDH Facebook event page linked here - http://bit.ly/FB_digiA11y! Please be sure to tweet @LUCTSDH with the conference hashtag #LUCdigiA11y.

Thank you and we hope to see you in February!

 

-Rebecca Parker and Tyler Monaghan

Conference Organizers