Happy Disability Pride Month and happy 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act!
Register to join the Accessibility & Disability Section for our first SAA annual meeting on Thursday, July 30th, 1-2:15 CT! This meeting is open to everyone, not only SAA registered attendees, and will be recorded. We are pleased to feature the following presentations:
- Nicole Joniec: Universally Designing for Accommodation: Accessibility at the Science History Institute
- Tyler Stump: Collecting Intellectual Disability Records in a Time of Deinstitutionalization
Following the presentations, we will hold a brainstorming session to identify section goals for this coming year. We look forward to seeing you there!
For SAA attendees, be sure to check out Archivists with Disabilities, Friday, August 7, 2:30-3:15pm CT, which features presenters Veronica Denison, Ann Abney, Michelle Ganz, and Chris Tanguay!
Learn more about disability and accessibility in new and recently released resources:
- Toward Inclusive Outreach: What Special Collections Can Learn from Disability Studies by Kevin O’Sullivan and Gia Alexander in RBM, vol. 21, no. 1 2020
- Toward Inclusion: Best Practices for Hiring People with Disabilities, edited by Lydia Tang, Bridget Malley, Chris Tanguay, and Zachary Tumlin on behalf of the SAA Accessibility & Disability Section, Archival Outlook, July/August 2020, p. 4, 17
- Beyond Accommodation: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Disabled Library Workers by Jessica Schomberg and Wendy Highby
- The ADS will be joining forces on Twitter with #CripLib spearheaded by Katie Manwiller (@librariankqm) on August 18 for a discussion of the intersection of the precarity of temporary positions and disability
- 30 Awesome Things to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act: Particularly helpful points about disability and the workplace
- Alice Wong’s Disability Visibility Project recently released a book, book launch celebration (July 25, 4pm PT), and 30th Anniversary of ADA: #ADA30InColor (July 26, 4pm PT)
- Being Heumann by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner
- Crip Camp is now available for streaming on Netflix! Crip Camp: The Official Virtual Experience has been doing free online webinars every Sunday until August 30th. View the schedule and register!
- In addition to the SAA Guidelines on Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities, the Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) just recently released two new accessibility modules, Accessible Communication Styles, and Virtual Accessibility
Not a member of the Accessibility & Disability Section yet? Join us in SAA Connect!