In advance of the DLF Forum, please join us for Creating Accessible Presentations, a webinar hosted by the 2017 DLF Forum Inclusivity Subcommittee (#DLFforum).


Creating Accessible Presentations Webinar

September 27, 12 - 1 PM ET

Online: (use Chrome for VOIP)
Telephone: 202-750-4186


The recording will be available on the DLF Forum site after the webinar. Slides have been made available before the webinar here



Join members of the Digital Library Federation’s Forum Planning Inclusivity Subcommittee for a conversation about creating accessible presentations! Our guest speaker, Carli Spina, will present and offer guidance on accessibility and design. She will explain how to design presentation materials that are accessible, including providing demonstrations of the accessibility features of popular presentation software, and how to ensure that your presentation is accessible for all of your audience members.


The Inclusivity Subcommittee will join forces with the DLF Pedagogy Group for a follow-up conversation on the #DLFteach Slack office hour session on October 3, 2:00–3:00 PM (EDT). Speaking at #DLFforum and have specific questions about your presentation? Join us for the chat or post your questions in the #DLFteach channel!


Participant Bios

Carli Spina is the Head Librarian, Assessment and Outreach at the Boston College Libraries. She holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an MLIS from Simmons GSLIS, and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has extensive experience working, writing, and presenting on topics related to accessibility and Universal Design and has served as a coordinator for services to patrons with disabilities. She was the inaugural chair of LITA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and has also served as the leader of the ASCLA Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group. She regularly teaches courses, workshops, and webinars on topics related to accessibility, Universal Design, and technology. You can contact her on Twitter where she is @CarliSpina.


Meghan Musolff is the Program Manager for Library IT Services, Training, and Assessment at the University of Michigan Library. She coordinates the development, implementation, and assessment of new and existing initiatives in each of these three areas. Meghan also manages the intake process for new IT projects, conducts project management training, and participates in a number of DEI initiatives within the organization. You can contact her on Twitter where she is @MooseOff.


Katie Rawson is Humanities Librarian for English at Emory University. She has published on food in Faulkner, labor at Waffle House, collaboration in the academy, and data curation in the humanities. She is actively involved in studying and supporting digital research methods, particularly around text analysis and humanities data. You can contact her on Twitter where she is @katie_rawson.


Chelcie Rowell is the Digital Scholarship Librarian and History Liaison at the Boston College Libraries. She works closely with Boston College faculty, students, and library colleagues to imagine, carry out, and sustain digitally inflected research & teaching. She also performs collection development, research consultations, and library instruction on behalf of the History Department. You can contact her on Twitter where she is @ararebit.


Eleanor Dickson is the Digital Humanities Specialist for the HathiTrust Research Center based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She leads outreach for the Center, as well as supports research and instruction utilizing the HathiTrust for computational text analysis. She is involved in projects including Digging Deeper, Reaching Further, a curriculum-development initiative for the HTRC. You can contact her on Twitter where she is @EllieDickson.



Welcome and Introductions (5 minutes): Meghan Musolff and Katie Rawson

Presentation (40 minutes): Carli Spina

Follow-up and Q+A (15 minutes): Facilitated by Meghan Musolff and Katie Rawson. Chelcie Rowell and Eleanor Dickson will be available to answer questions about the development of the 2016 Guide to Creating Accessible Presentations.



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