April 2023 – Document Accessibility

As we consider the changes made in every workplace to address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we realise the progress we have made is remarkable. Over the decades we have widened entranceways, cut ramps into our walkways, provided facilities accessible to all, opened educational and career opportunities to women and the underserved  …along with myriad other efforts to diversify the workplace, treat all with the human dignity we deserve, and make available the technologies that help us all succeed.

But what are we doing to leverage technological improvements to make our documents “accessible”?

During our April event we discussed the following questions:

  • Why is it important to consider accessibility for our documents?
  • How can we make your documents more accessible?
  • What features we are leveraging to make our document collections accessible?
  • What can we do to support this initiative?

If you weren’t able to join us, or wish to recap any elements of the discussion, you can access the recording on our Event Recordings page, or review the slide deck: DEG Roundtable-Accessibility in Documents.

One of our regular attendees Hanneke ter Veen-Hockney provided her thoughts on the event in this useful and interesting writeup.  Thanks Hanneke!