ITHAKA at the European e-Accessibility Forum
What lessons did we learn in making JSTOR accessible to people with disabilities? And what challenges now lie in making Artstor, a resource steeped in visual art, more thoroughly accessible?
This summer, Lauren Trimble, ITHAKA’s User Advocacy & Accessibility Specialist, presented “From Text to Art: Building Accessibility into the JSTOR and Artstor Digital Archives” at the 11th European e-Accessibility Forum. Lauren outlined JSTOR’s process of adopting Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to make our archive accessible, and she described the rich possibilities ITHAKA faces as it draws Artstor into a higher level of conformance.