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Wednesday, August 10 • 8:15am - 4:00pm
Diversity and Accessibility: Designing for Innovation and Inclusion

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Note: Unfortunately, the originally scheduled keynote speaker, Karen Nakamura, is unable to participate in the NDLC pre-conference event. We are pleased to announce that Mark Riccobono, president of the National Federation for the Blind, will be giving the pre-conference closing keynote address.

This presentation will explore how to go beyond the limits of old models to consider new means of providing access to information in library, archive, and museum fields. Innovation and inclusion begins with individual actions that shape institutional practices. As President of the National Federation of the Blind, Mark A. Riccobono has a unique perspective on access to information, institutional change, and the value of diversity in designing new means of providing access to the world's knowledge. Be prepared to become the change you want to see in the world and interact with the world's first blind driver.

Concurrent Workshops

  • Customer Service: etiquette and effective communication

  • Instruction & Teaching: universal design of instruction

  • Web Design: principles of accessibility, overview of tools

  • Procurement: procedures for buying accessible materials; policy; Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT); documentation

  • Exhibit Design: collections without barriers

  • The Intersection of Race and Disability


Mark Riccobono

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mark Riccobono was diagnosed with glaucoma and aniridia at age five. Nonetheless, Mark attended public schools, graduating with honors while active in debate and track.Mark earned a bachelor's degree in business administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison... Read More →

Wednesday August 10, 2016 8:15am - 4:00pm PDT
Charles E Young Research Library