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Thursday, July 27 • 10:45am - 11:45am
209 - Pioneering a Gold Standard: An Odyssey to Digitize Helen Keller's Archive for Sighted, Hearing, Blind, and Deaf Audience

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In 2005 the American Foundation for the Blind began an odyssey to present Helen Keller's Archive online to sighted, hearing, blind, and deaf audiences. The goal was no less ambitious than to pioneer the most accessible archive in the world. Join AFB and Hudson Archival staff to retrace the project's trajectory--including grant proposals, a pilot project, collaboration with a software company in New Zealand, usability tests, and advice from archivists and historians nationwide.


Helen Selsdon

Archivist, American Foundation for the Blind
An archivist since 1988, Selsdon is the project director for the Helen Keller digitization project. She is responsible for the American Foundation for the Blind's collections and answers research inquiries, permission requests and writes grants in support of AFB's historical mate... Read More →

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Toya Dubin

President, Hudson Archival
At Hudson Archival I'm responsible for project strategy, development, & management; surveying collections; & metadata schema development.

Crista Earl

Director, Web Services, American Foundation for the Blind
Earl oversees development of AFB's acclaimed sites, which serve as models of accessibility. Earl has written and presented on topics of web, software, and mobile apps, and on use of assistive technology by people who are blind or visually impaired.

Elizabeth Neal

Associate Director, Web Content Strategy, American Foundation for the Blind
Elizabeth Neal oversees AFB's web content strategy and information architecture. She analyzes the needs of multiple audiences for AFB's information and ensures that those needs are met through metrics analysis and ongoing user research, including usability, accessibility, and a/b... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
B116 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232