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Monday, March 9

9:45am CDT

D03 (Seminar): Access Denied: Improving Library Digital Accessibility
This seminar is available to in-person attendees in Austin only. It will not be viewable via the Online Conference. 

Yes, we all know that accessibility is important. No one would argue that, but are you writing accessible Word documents and reference guides? Are you creating accessible tutorials? This seminar will walk you through the top accessibility mistakes we make as creators and how to fix them. I will also demonstrate a few free tools to check for accessibility issues. You will leave this seminar feeling confident in your abilities to implement accessibility best practices.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops to this session for hands on practice.


Darlene Aguilar

Instructional Design Librarian, LMU

Monday March 9, 2020 9:45am - 11:30am CDT
Room 301
  1. Tools and Methods

4:00pm CDT

D12: Environmental Scan: Findings from the University of Minnesota Libraries new Accessibility Steering Committee
In 2018, University Libraries launched the Accessibility Steering Committee, the first such initiative for our organization.  As part of our charge, the group completed an environmental scan. We will share our process as well as the results of the environmental scan, focusing on how we assessed our own libraries landscape, identified internal and external partners, surveyed peer institutions, and reviewed accessibility literature.  We will also discuss how this information has shaped our plans moving forward.

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Philip Dudas

Information Services Manager/User Experience, University of Minnesota Libraries

Monday March 9, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
Salon A/B
Tuesday, March 10

8:30am CDT

D14: Improving Library Tutorials: The Multimedia Design Principles
Librarians are creating more online tutorials and videos to teach information literacy skills. Whether designing instruction online or in-person, research-based instructional methods are required and learning Mayer’s Multimedia Design Principles is the best place to start. In this session, you will learn about memory and how to minimize cognitive overload using these 12 principles: multimedia, spatial contiguity, temporal contiguity, coherence, modality, redundancy, individual differences, signaling, pacing, concepts first, personalization, and human voice.


Darlene Aguilar

Instructional Design Librarian, LMU

Tuesday March 10, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Salon A/B

8:55am CDT

D15-02: Fostering Design Thinking and Belonging in Makerspaces
This talk explores how we can foster design thinking and belonging in makerspaces. We discuss how various properties of physical space can help empower makers (particularly marginalized makers) to re-imagine/re-make their makerspace. The hope is that this re-imagined makerspace will enhance design thinking, foster belonging, and cultivate “maker” identities.

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Jennifer Nichols

Director, CATalyst Studios, Associate Librarian, University of Arizona
MakerspacesDiverse and inclusive spaces and eventsFeminist leadership in librariesDigital Scholarship

Anna Montana Cirell

University of Arizona

Tuesday March 10, 2020 8:55am - 9:15am CDT
Salon D/E

10:30am CDT

D19-01: Enabling User-Driven Design through Accessible Design Thinking
Making our designs accessible is often something we do after we’ve utilized design thinking to help craft solutions to problems. But what if we could break the ‘do one and then the other’ approach and have both accessibility standards and design thinking work in tandem to develop innovative solutions? Rethinking the iterative approach of design thinking and adding accessibility checks throughout the entire process helps us to achieve truly universal design.

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Tobi Hines

Cornell University Library

Sara E. Wright

Cornell University Library
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Kevin Kidwell

User Experience Designer/Developer, Cornell University Library

Tuesday March 10, 2020 10:30am - 10:50am CDT
Salon D/E