Last week, my University Libraries colleague Lindley Shedd and I offered an instruction session for COM 295: Intercultural Communication—Deaf Perspectives. One of the topics the class explores is media and the role it plays in the lives of the deaf. Lindley is Media Services Coordinator at the Sanford Media Center and talked about the Center’s support for digital media production. I talked about how people who are Deaf/deaf/hard of hearing access media and how content creators can ensure the audio and video we create is accessible to all.
The resources I referenced are listed below and bookmarked at mbfortson’s com295 Bookmarks on Diigo. You’ll notice several references to web accessibility. As much of our content access is happening online these days, I conflated web and multimedia access for purposes of the session, acknowledging they are not the same thing but closely related.
I’m always excited to have an opportunity to discuss accessibility. Much thanks to Lindley for inviting me to talk about one of my favorite topics!
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I’m a big fan of sharing not just what we do but how we get things done. As I hope to do more working out loud in my new position in the Libraries, I thought I’d kick things off by sharing some tips and tools that benefited my work in HR.
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I’m happy to share I’ll be returning to The University of Alabama Libraries later this month, where I’ll hold the position of Academic Technologies Instruction Librarian.
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Back in September, I attended Accessibility Summit 2013, a two-day online conference on web accessibility and accessibility training.”
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The inaugural THATCamp Alabama THATCamp Alabama took place August 9 -10, 2013 on The University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, and I was thrilled to be a part of it.
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I shared this news with my colleagues in the library and on Facebook a few weeks ago, and now it’s time to share it here: I have accepted a new position in the University’s HR Learning & Development office. My last day at Gorgas will be Friday, May 10, and I’ll begin my work in HR on Tuesday, May 14.
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Welcome Alabama Library Association Annual Convention attendees!
Sources referenced in my Alabama Library Instruction Round Table (ALIRT) Best Practices session, along with some related resources, are listed below. They are also available via the Diigo collaborative bookmarking site: mbfortson’s alla13 Bookmarks on Diigo.
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