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    Matthew K. Gold
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    — Forwarded message ———
    From: Caroline Winter <winterc@uvic.ca>
    Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 7:06 PM
    Subject: [DHSI] Web Accessibility Talk, Workshop & Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon w
    Honorary Resident Wikipedian Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre
    To: institute@lists.uvic.ca <institute@lists.uvic.ca>

    The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) (https://etcl.uvic.ca/) and
    University
    of Victoria Libraries (https://www.uvic.ca/library/) invite you to two
    events
    (https://etcl.uvic.ca/2020/10/15/public-talk-web-accessibility-workshop-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-with-honorary-resident-wikipedian-silvia-gutierrez-de-la-torre/)
    featuring our 2020–21 Honorary Resident Wikipedian, Silvia Gutiérrez De la
    Torre
    (https://etcl.uvic.ca/2020/10/08/2020-2021-honorary-resident-wikipedian-silvia-gutierrez-de-la-torre/).
    All events are online, free, and open to everyone.

    *Wednesday, October 21, 2020*
    10:00–11:00 Pacific Time

    *Barriers to Diversity in Wikipedia: The Importance of the Worlds We Don’t
    Know About*

    Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre (College of Mexico)

    Register
    (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-writes-wikipedia-the-importance-of-the-worlds-we-dont-know-about-tickets-121102465735)

    We’ve seen monolithic narratives in action: they can form parties, they can
    create countries. However, in a world collapsing from climate change and
    social inequalities, we need to do better than that. We need to embrace
    diversity, and in order to care, we ought to learn. Wikipedia, as one of
    the most visited websites in the world, could be a good place to start. The
    bad news is it is not quite there yet. The good news is we can do something
    about it. In this talk, UVic’s Honorary Resident Wikipedian, Silvia
    Gutiérrez De la Torre, will address barriers to diversity in Wikipedia.

    *Thursday, October 22, 2020*
    10:00–11:00 Pacific Time

    *Designing for Accessibility: Authoring Effective Alternative Text
    Descriptions*

    Adam Wilton and Jennifer Jesso (Accessibility Resource Centre BC)

    11:00–12:00 Pacific Time

    *Wikipedia Accessibility Edit-a-Thon*

    Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre (College of Mexico) and J. Matthew Huculak
    (UVic)

    Register
    (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-accessibility-workshop-and-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-tickets-124768410675)

    Designing for Accessibility is a free workshop for anyone who would like to
    create more accessible web content. Learn how to author and use alt-text
    descriptions effectively to ensure that your web content is available to
    all researchers, including those who are using screen readers and other
    forms of access technology. Adam and Jennifer will describe key principles
    for authoring alt-text, and will offer guidance on generating alt-text for
    complex images like diagrams, graphs, and maps. Universal design principles
    help to build a web that is better for everyone.

    In the Wikipedia Accessibility Edit-a-thon, we will walk you through the
    process of creating an account, getting started with Wikipedia editing, and
    creating alt-tags and image descriptions to help make Wikipedia more usable
    for all humans.

    These events are part of UVic’s Honorary Resident Wikipedian program,
    brought to you by the ETCL and the University of Victoria Libraries.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Caroline Winter, MA

    PhD Candidate (ABD), Department of English, University of Victoria

    Open Scholarship Facilitator, ETCL

    MLIS Student, School of Library and Information Studies, University of
    Alberta

    https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4810-1161 | @editrixcaroline
    (https://twitter.com/EditrixCaroline) | http://www.carolinewinter.com |
    winterc@uvic.ca
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