I was happy to participate in my 5th (!) THATCamp, THATCamp Alabama 2015, held September 4-5 on the Auburn University campus.
In the Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities session, I shared lessons learned from my participation in the Accessible Future workshop at Emory University in April. I also demoed two tools I support in the Libraries, Esri Story Maps and Google Fusion Tables, in a session on mapping. My notes for both sessions can be found in the THATCamp Alabama 2015 Google Drive folder.
I enjoyed the Tech in Tajikistan session led by my colleague Jennifer Pate, and discussions of Omeka, fieldwork and the digital archive, Alabama Mosaic, and Miriam Posner’s Keystone Digitial Humanities Conference keynote.
10/10 would do again.
Welcome HighEdWeb Alabama attendees!
Sources referenced in our session, along with some related resources, are listed here. They are also available via the Diigo collaborative bookmarking site: mbfortson’s library tagged hewebAL.
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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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Back in September, I attended Accessibility Summit 2013, a two-day online conference on web accessibility and accessibility training.”
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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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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.
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Last month, I attended the 15th Annual Accessing Higher Ground conference in Westminster, CO.
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