OCUL Accessibility Community Virtual Huddle: Institutional Repositories

  • Posted on: 28 November 2019
  • By: Sabina

Tuesday, December 3 @ 11am
The OCUL Accessibility Community invites you to join our next Virtual Huddle, on the topic of Institutional Repositories.
Given the forthcoming AODA accessibility standards deadline of January 1, 2020 for multi-media/digital resources offered by educational libraries, Ontario libraries are currently reviewing library platforms, digital objects and services such as Institutional Repositories which many institutions host.
This Virtual Huddle will be facilitated by Katya Pereyaslavska, Accessibility Librarian, Scholars Portal, and feature a guest speaker, Mariya Maistrovskaya, who will share a review she has lead of the University of Toronto Libraries Institutional Repository raising accessibility concerns and challenges along the way.  
Please note that this session will be recorded. Previous recordings from the Huddle Series can be accessed through links below or through the OCUL Webinar Archive.
Who should attend
This session is open to members of the Accessibility Community and the wider OCUL Community and is intended for anyone with an interest in library accessibility, library sponsored technologies, repositories and issues related to digital inclusion. This will be a collaborative conversation, so please bring your own questions and/or solutions which you have encountered in relation to institutional repositories and accessibility at your institution.

How to connect 
Complete this registration form to receive connection details. 
About the speaker
Mariya Maistrovskaya is a Digital Publishing Librarian at the University of Toronto Libraries who manages U of T’s research repository TSpace and the library’s Journal Production Service. Over the past few months Mariya and her library colleagues have been involved in developing an internal Web Accessibility Strategy for the library websites and platforms.
What is a virtual huddle?
This virtual huddle is an informal meeting designed to facilitate information sharing and support a robust community of practice around accessibility issues. This event is an opportunity to join a video call to share information, ask questions or just be privy to a discussion on one focus issue related to accessibility. 
Previously in this series
Virtual huddle on web accessibility standards, April 4th
Virtual huddle on mental health + libraries, April 11th
Virtual huddle on universal design learning, May 22nd  
Virtual Huddle on Accessible Multimedia & Described Video, June 24th
Virtual huddle on inclusive spaces and technology labs, July 24th
Virtual huddle on accessible publishing, August 22nd
Virtual huddle on the Library eResource Accessibility Project, October 16th
For questions about this session, please contact Katya Pereyaslavska at katya [at] scholarsportal.info