Webinar Description:

With the recent push to remote instruction, reference services, and document delivery, the priorities for providing disability in access have shifted. This webinar looks at what are best practices that libraries and their staff can adopt to provide an inclusive experience for all:

  • What are captions and audio descriptions
  • The truth behind automated captioning
  • How to present inclusively
  • Providing electronic documents dos and don’ts
  • What are disabled patrons saying

About the Presenter:

Dr. Kate Deibel has had a varied career in academia working within and across many disciplines, including computer science, education, disability, accessibility, comics, design engineering, technology adoption, digital literacies, and libraries. She currently resides in Syracuse, NY where she works as the Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries to promote a safe and welcoming library for patrons and staff. Kate earned her PhD in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington in 2011 with a multidisciplinary study of the social and technological factors that hinder adoption of reading technologies among adults with dyslexia. An ardent advocate for usable and accessible technologies, she works to ensure that library technologies are effective tools for both library patrons and staff. She enjoys overly spicy food and tuxedo cats.

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