**My apologies for cross posting**
Annette Anthony
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From: association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: July 10, 2012 9:30 AM
To: association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
Subject: FW: [Arcan-l] More Volunteer Website Testers Needed

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From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of L Snider
Sent: July-09-12 4:32 PM
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Subject: [Arcan-l] More Volunteer Website Testers Needed


**My apologies for cross posting**

Hello Everyone,

My name is Lisa Snider and I am a Dual MAS/MLIS student in the
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at UBC. I am conducting a research study to find out how accessible and usable Canadian archival websites are for users with and without disabilities. Even though I am focusing on archives, the results will also be applicable to libraries, historical societies, etc.

The goal of the study is to inform archivists about the possible barriers on their websites, and educate them on how to make their websites more accessible and usable for all viewers. I am particularly interested in
increasing awareness about website accessibility in archival environments.
I need more volunteer website testers!

I am looking for volunteers who self identify as either disabled or non-disabled. Volunteers will remain anonymous in the study results, and they can choose to test all 5 websites or stop at any time.

If you, or anyone you know (including patrons and colleagues), would be interested in volunteering please contact me at
[log in to unmask]. Also feel free to pass this email along to others and to any disability related organizations and listservs as well.

I have attached the volunteer call letter (with more details) in PDF format to this email, and I have also put the information (and PDF) online on my website:

Any help you can provide is much appreciated.



Lisa Snider

Co-Investigator of the Canadian Archival Website Accessibility Research Study

Dual Master of Archival Studies & Master of Library and Information Studies (MAS/MLIS) student at UBC SLAIS