Accessibility and Aldus@SFU: Exploring multiple avenues of access for digital exhibits and academic research

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Date created: 
2021-08-10
Identifier: 
etd21502
Keywords: 
Accessibility
Digitization
Functionality
Online exhibits
Aldus@SFU
Accessible research
UDL
Open access
Assistive technologies
Academic research
Abstract: 

This report analyzes four different avenues of accessibility as they pertain to digital exhibits and academic research. Using Simon Fraser University’s Aldus@SFU Digitized Collection as a case study, this report looks at accessibility through the avenues of digitization, openness, publicness, and functionality to break down the current and future needs of diverse audiences. While accessibility is a complex topic, this report breaks down the needs of several different user groups and outlines what can be done to fulfill those needs and create content that is universally available and accessible.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Hannah McGregor
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: Publishing Program
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.Pub.
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