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Thursday, August 16 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Open Forums: Diversity Forum

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While discussions on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, and gender identity are frequently included in discussions of diversity in archives and the archival profession, considerations of accessibility for archival workers and researchers, disability-centered collections, and disability culture, are often overlooked in these conversations. This year’s Diversity Forum will increase awareness of accessibility in archives and our profession. Panelists will share their experiences serving as care providers, working with Braille materials and with sighted and blind researchers, and provide an update from SAA’s Task Force to Revise Best Practices on Accessibility. (Sponsored by the SAA Diversity Committee)

Speakers
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Harrison Inefuku

Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian, Iowa State University
Harrison W. Inefuku is the scholarly publishing services librarian at Iowa State University, where he is overseeing the devleopment of lowa State's library publishing program. He has been active with diversity and inclusion initiatives at the national level and has spoken and published... Read More →
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Anna Kresmer

Archivist, National Federation of the Blind
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David McCartney

University Archivist, University of Iowa
UI archivist since 2001; currently president of the Midwest Archives Conference, 2017-2019 term. I'm interested in learning from others of their efforts to document community in its many forms. I look forward to meeting you at SAA!
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Sara White

Co-Chair, SAA Task Force to Revise Best Practices on Accessibility



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