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 Read More…

Leaving the library

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 Read More…

Accessibility & the Digital Humanities

I recently presented a brown bag session on accessibility and the digital humanities for the Alabama Digital Humanities Center. The sources referenced in my session, along with some related resources, are listed below (crossposted from the ADHC blog). They are also available via the Diigo collaborative bookmarking site: mbfortson’s adhc_a11y Bookmarks on Diigo.

THATCamp Accessibility

A couple of weekends ago, I attended THATCamp Accessibility, a one-day unconference exploring digital humanities, technology, and issues of accessibility. The event was held at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, but I was able to attend virtually through an- accessible!- online conferencing system.