Embedding accessibility into digital collections

Digital access by today’s definition means more than simply making digital copies of physical materials available online.

As a publisher of digitised primary sources, AM aims to ensure that, where possible, every user of our digital collections has an equal opportunity to explore, interrogate and critically evaluate historical materials. We developed Quartex – our digital collections platform – to provide these inclusive research experiences and we continue to work closely with partner archives, and institutions using Quartex to publish their own collections, to identify and implement further enhancements to researchers' experience. 

Join us to hear from two academic libraries that have placed accessibility front and centre of their digital open access programs, and how AM's UX team is using real world insights to enhance accessibility for Quartex partners and within our own digital primary source collections.

  • Deirdre Joyce, Head of Digital Stewardship and the Digital Library Program at Syracuse University Libraries
  • Corinne Sartori, Accessibility Specialist at Syracuse University Libraries
  • Ashley Todd-Diaz, Assistant University Librarian at Towson University Special Collections and University Archives
  • Felicity Knox, Assistant University Archivist at Towson University Special Collections and University Archives
  • Yasmin Burton-Lawl, UX Designer at AM
  • Chair: Martin Drewe, Head of Customer Experience at AM 

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