IT and Development

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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.

Monthly Meetings

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. It will likely take 3 meetings to get through the assessment.

Then we will move on to C

Meetings will be held on the final Monday of the month, at 11am Eastern/3pm GMT. (Timezone converter) Join the DLF DAWG slack community to register for meetings.

Check the 2021 running agenda for more information.

Completed Projects

Accessibility Audits

In 2021, the DAWG-IT subgroup focused on accessibility testing of the software typically used for DAWG meetings and events.

Group Organizers

  • Debbie Krahmer dkrahmer AT


  • 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

Technologies Currently Being Researched

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.

Future Technologies to Research

  • Zendesk (possible way to crowdsource accessibility info)
  • 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)