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Accessibility Committees: Cultivating Cultures of Accessibility at Your Library

September 07, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EDT (1 Hour Long)

This webinar will provide real-world case studies of the formation and impact of accessibility committees at two different university libraries. Presenters from the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington will offer the respective stories of their committees’ formation and advocacy efforts, in addition to discussing the successes, challenges, and horizons facing these kinds of working groups in academic libraries. The session will provide participants insight into how the experiences of the presenters can be applied at their own institutions and how the two groups have scoped and implemented accessibility projects within their unique organizational cultures.

  • Phil Dudas:  Co-chair Libraries Accessibility Steering Committee,  Manager, Information Services and User Experience, University of Minnesota, 
  • Amy Drayer:  Co-chair Libraries Accessibility Steering Committee, User Interface Developer, University of Minnesota
  • Andy Andrews:  Assistant Director, Disability Resources for Students, University of Washington  / Former Accessibility Coordinator for the Libraries
  • Hana Levay:  Collection Assessment Librarian, University of Washington
  • Faye Christenberry:  Licensing Librarian, University of Washington