• Rising from the Ashes: Striving Towards Accessibility and Multilingual Description

    Author(s):
    Meredith Hale (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Barrier-free design, Hispanic Americans, Oral history
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Tag(s):
    Closed captioning, Wildfires, Tennessee, 2022 ARLIS/NA Conference, Accessibility, Latinx
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/dtfv-yh03
    Abstract:
    In creating an oral history collection documenting the stories of those impacted by the Chimney Tops 2 Wildfires, efforts were made to make these stories accessible to a wide audience and representative of the communities affected by the disaster. The University of Tennessee Libraries' recent implementation of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) provided a standard to work with for delivery, but also in some cases required that divergence from the standard to ensure that all recordings displayed captions. Efforts were made to ensure that voices of minorities, particularly the Latinx community in Gatlinburg, were heard. The Spanish-language content brought up additional questions about how to appropriately describe and share materials so that they are accessible to the community that created them as well as the wider public. This presentation was given as part of the "Centering Digital Accessibility: Projects at Academic and Art & Design School Libraries" panel at the 2022 ARLIS/NA Conference.
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    7 months ago
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