IT and Development
The IT and Development subgroup will focus on specific software, hardware, and development practices associated with information organizations. Once a list of technologies associated with specific areas is compiled, they will begin addressing the accessibility concerns of specific entries. We adhere to the same mission and values of our parent organization, the Digital Accessibility Working Group.
For 2022, the DLF DAWG-IT subgroup is moving on from testing the software used by our parent organization and instead will focus on assessing the accessibility of other GLAM technologies. Our initial focus will be on Zotero. The first meeting will focus on initial impressions and developing workflows to test, then we'll test the software and discuss the issues. We're collaborating with a group of librarians in Canada who are already pushing for more accessibility within Zotero.
Then we will move on to Online conference platforms. We've collected notes over the past two years about accessibility issues, and will figure out how to place it into a more useful document for the future.
- Accessible Documentation
- Accessibility Auditing Resources
- Accessibility Auditing Shortlist
- Accessibility Auditing Template Google Doc. Make a copy to start your own evaluation.
In 2021, the DAWG-IT subgroup focused on accessibility testing of the software typically used for DAWG meetings and events. These are our completed audits:
- Zoom Accessibility
- Doodle.com Accessibility
- Google Forms Accessibility
- Otter.ai Accessibility
- Google Docs Accessibility
- Google Slides Accessibility
- Zotero Accessibility
- Debbie Krahmer dkrahmer AT colgate.edu
- Kristen Heldmann
- Meg McMahon (DAWG co-chair liaison)
- Gabe Galson
- Hannah Sistrunk
- Rita Johnston
- Penniphurr Stevenson
- Eudora Struble
- Deseree Stukes
- Wendy Robertson
- Michele Moye
- Jonathan Milam
Future Technologies to Research
Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of your own personal level of skill with accessibility auditing. We've compiled an Accessibility Auditing Shortlist that anyone can use to contribute to the knowledge base. The ultimate goal for all of these audits is to make the information freely available to anyone. Google docs is currently used for the initial working document before moving information to the wiki. Contact the Organizers for information on how to join the community and get wiki editing access.
- Google Sheets
- Online conference platforms
- Institutional Repositories (bepress, DSpace, etc.)
- DAMs (Contentdm, Islandora, etc.)
- Library Systems
- Virtual Tours
- Digital Scholarship (Research data, tools, visualizations)
- Databases and Vendors
- Virtual Reality (3D technologies, including Makerspace equipment)