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Tuesday, October 24

3:30pm ADT

Panel Discussion on Library Technology Accessibility Issues
Although the accessibility for library resources has come a long way in recent years, there are still challenges to be addressed.

Each panelist will be asked to discuss what they believe are the two or three next important accessibility challenges that Library Technologists need to address.


Maggie Jean Nielson

Academic Librarian, Acadia Univesity

Ginny Sweet (She,Her)

CNIB SmartLife Head Coach - Atlantic Canada, CNIB
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Lisa Snider

Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant and Trainer, Access Changes Everything Inc.
Lisa Snider is the Senior Consultant and Trainer in her company, Access Changes Everything.Since 1999, Lisa’s passion in life has been to make the digital world more accessible for people with disabilities in different North American settings and contexts. She shares this knowledge... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2023 3:30pm - 4:30pm ADT
Wednesday, October 25

2:15pm ADT

PANEL Machine Learning in Libraries: Building Expertise, Capacity, and Utilization
A brainstorming session to engage participants in consideration of the necessary conditions for developing and expanding the use of machine learning in libraries. The focus will be on identifying opportunities, recognizing barriers, and crafting possible mitigation and enhancement strategies.

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Krista Godfrey

Head, Digital Initiatives, University of Waterloo
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Michael Ridley

Librarian Emeritus, University of Guelph
Dr. Michael Ridley is Librarian Emeritus at the University of Guelph where for many years he was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian. His research interests are libraries, literacy, machine learning, and explainable AI (XAI). Ridley holds degrees from Guelph (B.A... Read More →

Wednesday October 25, 2023 2:15pm - 3:15pm ADT
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