Media Accessibility: Deaf Perspectives

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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