Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 19

One Week Till THATCamp!

Hi everyone! We’ve got a great group of campers signed up for THATCamp Accessibility. Some session proposals are starting to come in – if you’ve got an idea of what it is you’d like to talk about or explore, please post it, no matter how nebulous! I’m hoping that there will be a session on …

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Oct 15

Digital Tools: Making Sense of Digital Archives

My post is written in dialogue with Peter Holdsworth’s latest post, which I read as being focused on the methodological questions around the increasing accessibility of data for the historian. I hope that some of us might wish also to discuss what specific practical tools allow us to deal with the avalanche of material that …

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Oct 14

Digital Archives: Implications for Accessibility and Methodology

Hi everyone, I would be interested in exploring how the recent digitization of traditional archival sources can be used to help expand methodologies in multiple fields.  Increasingly, organizations including national archives, the Internet Archive, Google, and more local groups, such as the Niagara Historical Society, are involved in this digitization process.  Many documents previously confined …

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Oct 04

Session Proposal: Accessibility & unintended consequences of IP law

Hi everyone, I wonder if there is a discussion to be had concerning intellectual property law and accessibility. The thought is prompted by a tweet I saw last night, concerning this article: “Guy Creates Open Source Free Font for Dyslexic Readers; Gets Copyright Cease and Desist Threat”. (More information about the font may be obtained …

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Oct 04

Promotional Poster for THATCamp Accessibility

THAT Camp Poster for Print

Tom Pokinko has designed a fully accessible pdf poster promoting THATCamp Accessibility. Most pdfs that you might come across are filled with hidden elements that can trip up a screen reader device. Tom took our promotional materials, and redesigned everything so that they can be read by a screen reader without let or hinderance! Thank …

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Oct 03

Promoting an unconference on the radio

I was interviewed by the Live 88.5 Startup radio morning show last week; it aired yesterday morning. Here’s the clip. Enjoy! October 2 Unconference

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