Accessibility and the Archivist with A/CA Student Researcher Michael Marlatt
Wed, January 25, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Free, online, space is limited to 35 people
Examine the current state of accessibility within the archive for those who have a disability, chronic illness, or are neurodivergent.
Register here on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/accessibility-and-the-archivist-tickets-506474106687
Organized by the Toronto Area Archivists' Group
ASL is available for this workshop if requested. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by January 18th to request. We apologize for making individuals have to disclose this, we have limited funds and want to make sure that they are used for a workshop session where it is needed. Thank you for understanding. If you send your request to Michael Marlatt, he will not be disclosing your name to us.
Disabled film archivist and archival accessibility advocate Michael Marlatt leads this Zoom-hosted collaborative workshop that examines the current state of accessibility within the archive for those who have a disability, chronic illness, or are neurodivergent. The focus is on users as well as archival staff. Lived experience, inclusive accessibility strategies, current literature, and resources will be shared with participants. Time will be divided between topics that include “programming,” “cataloguing,” “physical/digital archival spaces,” and “equitable hiring practises.” Michael will introduce the topic, share some insight and resources after which the floor will be open to discuss each topic as a group.