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Archival Conversations - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

  • 09 Dec 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • An email with instructions to join the online platform will be sent closer to the workshop date.
  • 15


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The AAO’s Professional Development Committee presents

Archival Conversations

These virtual sessions are spaces for AAO members (and anyone interested in joining the conversations) to discuss and share knowledge in an informal, participant-driven environment. Each meeting will centre around a selected topic (please see below).

Date: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cost: $0 (AAO members*); $0 (AAO student members); $20 (non-members)

*Institutional members can register at the member’s rate and are limited to the number of archivists corresponding to their institutional membership category.



Registration opens

Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act

9 December 2020

1 November 2020

Managing Digital Donations

10 February 2021

4 January 2021

Anti-Racist Description

14 April 2021

1 March 2021

About the Moderator:

Kelli Babcock has been the Digital Initiatives Librarian with the University of Toronto Libraries since 2013. In this role, she coordinates the Collections U of T and Discover Archives services, in addition to other legacy digital projects. Kelli graduated with an MLIS from McGill University with a specialization in archives in 2011. She has served as president for the Archives Association of Ontario and is currently a member of the AtoM 3 Roadmap Committee. Her current research interests include sustainability issues in library and archives technology, and simple “discoverability” best practices for surfacing online digital collections and finding aids for users. 

Kelli is part of a group of staff at the University of Toronto Libraries who are very much focused on the web-side of accessibility. This group is working on best practices for conducting web accessibility audits on UTL’s public websites. These best practices can be viewed in instructional videos completed by UTL’s former Graduate Student Library Assistant, James Zhan:

Kelli is looking forward to a conversation with panel members to discuss issues and ideas on how we can improve the accessibility of archives for patrons. 

Format: Informal, participant driven conversations

Recording: These sessions will not be recorded.

Registration: Number of participants: 3 minimum/45 maximum

Cancellation Policy can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact

The AAO’s Code of Conduct applies to these conversations.

705-1 Eglinton Ave. East

Toronto ON

M4P 3A1

(647) 343-3334

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