The first event in Library UX Chicago's new accessibility series was held Friday, July 27, 2018 from 1pm-3:30pm at the University of Chicago Library.
Accessibility should be more than a set of regulations that govern choices libraries make about the content of our websites or the organization of our physical spaces. Rather, these standards should serve as a starting place from which we can create content, services, and spaces that encourage use by all members of our communities.
During this event, staff members from the University of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology libraries shared how they have approached accessibility and inclusion in their work:
Materials from all of our presenters are available via Box.
The LibUX Chicago Book Club met on Tuesday, June 19 at the Skylark Bar to discuss the article "Shopping for Sharpies in Seattle: Mundane infrastructures of transnational design.” <https://doi.org/10.1145/1841853.1841860>
Here is a snippet from the abstract:
"We analyze some highly-valued tools and software, such as post-its, as infrastructures with both practical and symbolic functions. These infrastructures are made meaningful in the shared practices of a transnational but primarily Euro-American design community. Designers in India employ a number of strategies we call 'infrastructure work' to be able to participate as designers in this mold."
Many thanks to Robin Hofstetter and John Jung for convening the book club.