(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine – Region 6)
Registration is now open for the NNLM mini-course “Inclusion and Accessibility in the Data Age”. It will take place on four consecutive Mondays, starting April 3 and ending April 24, with each session lasting from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration. Note that registering automatically signs up a person for all four sessions.
This mini-course comes from the NNLM National Center for Data Services and Regional Medical Libraries 1, 2, and 4, with the aim of advancing the use of inclusive and accessible practices in the use of health data. Spots are limited.
Dates and descriptions for all 4 sessions:
- Global-Scale Data Inclusivity (April 3, 2023)
In this session participants will learn about the different phases of the biomedical data lifecycle and what are the strategies recommended at a global level to make data inclusive. An introduction to data inclusivity and the challenges associated to that will be also covered. Presenter: Damian Borbolla, Wolters Kluwer
- Inclusive Data Governance (April 10, 2023)
This session will focus on inclusivity and Indigenous data governance and examine (1) how Indigenous Peoples govern their data, (2) how other data actors and stewards manage Indigenous data, and (3) how changing data norms aligned with Indigenous Peoples’ rights and interests expands ethical and inclusive data governance practices. Presenter: Stephanie Carroll, University of Arizona
- Digital and Data Accessibility (April 17, 2023)
In this session, existing guidelines and standards within a rapidly evolving digital environment will be examined. A brief overview of the existing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) will be provided, along with the proposed WCAG 3.0 framework currently in development. An overview of the legal landscape including current and proposed standards and requirements will also be addressed. Presenter: Johan Rempel, Georgia Tech’s Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
- Accessible Data Reporting & Visualization (April 24, 2023)
This session will provide some starting ideas for how to make data reports and visualizations more accessible to audiences of all abilities. Students will learn about why accessibility is an important issue in data communication as well as the challenges in creating accessible charts and graphs and will come away from this session with an understanding of how to use language and color to make more accessible data visualizations. Presenter: Alice Feng, Data Analyst and Visualizer
For more information, including course objectives and CE availability, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM account. Create one here.