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

DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY: ASSESSING, AMENDING, AND ADVANCING DIGITAL CONTENT FOR ALL conference logo -- a computer monitor that reads "ACCESS IS FOR EVERYONE". The monitor has tubular, wire-like appendages with some leading to sensory related icons.
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 8:45am to 4:00pm

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 8:45 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. The complete event program will be available soon at the conference’s WordPress website linked here: https://lucdigia11y.wordpress.com/

Please REGISTER to attend by filling out this brief Google form: http://bit.ly/Register_digiA11y! The conference is free to attend and early registration is requested.

We are looking for individuals or project teams concerned with accessibility who have interests, experience, and/or skills in creating and retrofitting digital content. This conference is meant as an opportunity for digital accessibility novices and experts to meet and discuss key concepts, concerns, and capabilities of individuals, project teams, and large organizations creating accessibility-aware digital content. We are open to having some panelists present via video-conferencing if unable to attend the conference in person.

This conference is sponsored by the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago. Questions and concerns should be directed to conference organizers Rebecca Parker (rparker3@luc.edu) and Tyler Monaghan (tmonaghan@luc.edu).

Event updates will be made available on the CTSDH Facebook event page linked here (http://bit.ly/FB_digiA11y) and the conference announcement page hosted on the CTSDH website (http://bit.ly/CTSDH_digiA11y)! Please be sure to tweet @LUCTSDH with the conference hashtag #LUCdigiA11y.

Thank you and we hope to see you in February!

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